The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.
Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.
The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.
The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities.
Template flyers and posters are being made available on the Right2Water.ie website to facilitate assembly points for local demonstrations. The campaign is also recommending a meeting is hosted in local areas in order to establish a coordinating group.
Right2Water is suggesting a number of options for protests including:
- The printing of hard copies of the petition, which can be filled in by locals on the day and returned to campaign headquarters.
- Choose a convenient assembly point.
- March from the assembly point to a location designated by the coordinating committee of the local R2W group.
- All groups should assign one chair with three (or more) speakers in opposition to water charges.
- All groups to assign at least one person to update their social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter) with images using the hashtag #Right2Water. These will be shared by the national social media account.
The strength of the Right2Water campaign is its diversity and its broad based unity. “If we all work together we can defeat these water charges and return to a water supply system that is based on need and not on ability to pay.”
In order to be involved in the campaign you only need to have two beliefs:
- Water is a human right; and
- Water charges should be abolished.
Full details of Right2Water local demonstrations will be announced on Tuesday, 28th October.
Another national demonstration will be organized in the coming weeks as the campaign continues to grow.
List of local demonstrations...so far
Carlow, Carlow, 2pm Liberty Tree, Facebook event page.
Cavan, 2pm beside Argos on the Dublin Road
Cavan, 2pm, Market Square
Clare, Ennis, O'Connell Monument 2pm. Facebook event page.
Clare, Shannon, Shannon Town CTR Carpark (behind Kincora).
Cork, Bandon, 12pm Main Bridge.
Cork, Clonakilty, 1pm Astna Square
Cork, Cork City, 2pm, Library, Grand Parade.
Cork, Fermoy, 2pm Chapel Square.
Cork, Mallow, 2pm, assemble at the west end of Mallow.
Cork, Youghal, Barry's Lane, 1pm.
Donegal, Ballyshannon, Saturday 2pm
Donegal, Letterkenny, 2pm, Mr Chippy Roundabout
Donegal, Lifford, 2pm, Bottom of Croahan Heights
Dublin, Artane, 11am, Our Lady of Conselation Car Park.
Dublin, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, various community demonstrations convening at the Blanchardstown town centre at 1pm. Facebook event page.
Dublin, Blanchardstown, Bank of Ireland, Blanchardstown Village, 1pm. Facebook page.
Dublin, Cabra, 12pm Cabra Bingo Hall.
Dublin, Cabra, 2pm, Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club.
Dublin, Dublin Central, Phibsboro, St Peter's Church , 1pm.
Dublin, Clondalkin, 2.30pm from County Council.
Dublin, Coolock, Stall Northside Shopping Centre.
Dublin, Crumlin, 1pm Crumlin Shopping Centre.
Dublin, Donaghmede/Kilbarrack, 11:30am, Donaghmede Shopping Centre.
Dublin, Donnybrook, 1pm, Beechill.
Dublin, Donnycarney, Stall at Donnycarney Church.
Dublin, Drimnagh, 1pm Galtymore Shops.
Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, 1pm Glasthule Dart. Facebook event page.
Dublin, Dundrum, 2pm, Dundrum Luas Bridge
Dublin, Finglas, 11.30am Cappagh House / 1pm outside Bank of Ireland Finglas Village,
Dublin, Greenhills (D12), Greenhills Church, 1:30pm.
Dublin, Harolds Cross, 1pm.
Dublin, Lucan, 2pm, Lucan Community Centre.
Dublin, North Inner City, 12 noon, Meet at Five Lamps, North Strand.
Dublin, Pearse Street, 1pm, Erne St Post Office
Dublin, Dublin 8, pick up points are 12.30 Bird Flanagan; 1pm Leonard's corner; 130 Ardee/Cork st.
Dublin, Ringsend, 12:30 Ringsend Library. Facebook event page.
Dublin, Stoneybatter, 12pm, Tesco Car Park, Prussia Street.
Dublin, Tallaght, 11am Dominican St. Mary's Priory Tallaght. Facebook event page.
Dublin, Walkinstown, 1:30pm, Lidl, Walkinstown Avenue.
Dublin, York Street, Dublin 2 at 1pm
Fingal, Swords, 11.30am Pavilions March to Fingal Co.Co. Facebook event page.
Galway, Ballinasloe, Library Car Park, 4pm.
Galway, Galway, 1pm Spanish Arch. Facebook event page.
Kerry, Tralee, 1pm Horan Centre.
Kildare, Athy, 1.45 The Arches, Athy. Facebook event page.
Kildare, Celbridge, 12pm Rally Castletown Gates. Facebook event page.
Kildare, Leixlip, Rally meeting point Leixlip Fire Station 2pm. Facebook event page.
Kildare, Maynooth, 1pm, The Square.
Kildare, Naas, 1:30pm The Courthouse. Facebook event page.
Kildare, Newbridge, 2pm Ballymany shops, Newbridge. Facebook event page.
Kilkenny, 1:30pm, Assemble at the train station. Facebook event page.
Laois, Portarlington, 2pm, Carpark of School across from St Michael's Church.
Laois, Laois County Hall Car Park, 2pm.
Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1pm, Tesco Car Park.
Limerick, Limerick City, 2pm Bedford Row.
Limerick, 1:45pm, various meeting points including:
- Treaty Stone, Clancy Strand
- Punches Cross, O'Connell Ave
- Claughaun GAA Club, Childers Road
- Westbury Shopping Centre, by Tesco (meet 1pm for this one)
Longford, Longford, Battery Road
Louth, Ardee, 2pm Catholic Church. Facebook event page.
Louth, Drogheda, 2pm O'Rahallaigh's GAA club to Shop Street.
Louth, Dundalk, 2pm Fairgreen. Facebook event page.
Meath, Navan, 2pm Fair Green.
Meath, Kells, Rally starting at 2pm at Fair Green Kells.
Meath, Ashbourne, Arkle Statue 2pm.
Meath, Duleek, Duleek Village 12 noon.
Mayo, Ballina, 1:30pm, Diamonds Carpark.
Mayo, Castlebar, 1pm, Market Square.
Monaghan, Monaghan, 2pm, Courthouse
Offaly, Birr, 2pm, Old Post Office, Emmet Square.
Offally, Edenderry, 1:30pm, Dunnes Stores Car Park
Offally, Tullamore, 2pm, GAA Arden Road.
Roscommon, Boyle, 1:30pm Royal Hotel Carpark.
Roscommon, Roscommon Town, 2pm The Mart.
Sligo, Sligo, 2pm GPO Sligo. Facebook event page.
Tipperary, Carrick-on-suir, 3pm, Castlefield
Tipperary, Cashel, 1:45pm, The Plaza, Main Street.
Tipperary, Nenagh, 2pm, Railway Square.
Tipperary, Roscrea, 3pm, Tesco Carpark.
Tipperary, Tipperary Town, 3:45pm, Redmund Square.
Waterford, Portlaw, 12 noon, Main Village.
Waterford, Waterford City, Ballybricken Hill 2pm.
Westmeath, Athlone, 2pm, St Peters Church.
Westmeath, Mullingar, 2pm, Penneys Car Park.
Wexford, The Quay, New Ross, 2pm. Facebook event page.
Wexford, Enniscorthy, 2pm, Fairgreen, Enniscorthy.
Wexford, Gorey, 2pm, Gorey Community School Car Park. Facebook event page.
Wexford, Wexford Town, 2pm, Riverbank Hotel. Facebook event page.
Wicklow, Blessington, 12pm, Aldi Car Park.
Wicklow, Bray, 2pm Three assembly points: Lidl, Dell Boghall Rd. or St Fergals Church. Facebook event page.
Wicklow, Greystones, 2pm from Civic Offices Mill Rd. Facebook event page.
Wicklow, Wicklow, 12.30 Wicklow County Council. Facebook event page.
Wicklow, Arklow, Fr. Murphy Monument, Parade Ground 1.45pm. Facebook event page.
If you know of any other local demonstrations organized under the Right2Water umbrella group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details including: The organizer, time, location and if a Facebook event page has been set up, please include it.
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