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Waterford Post 86 reg

  • 02-03-2017 12:34pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭

    Anyone know what reg they are giving out for 87+ classic cars? I know south Tipperary is 87TS800x but can't find any info on Waterford county and city.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,954 Mod ✭✭✭✭macplaxton

    (after the 5th December 2011 / big long numbers changes)

    C Cork 40001
    CE Clare 9001
    CN Cavan 6001
    CW Carlow 5001
    D Dublin 120001
    DL Donegal 11301
    G Galway 16801
    KE Kildare 16001
    KK Kilkenny 8001
    KY Kerry 10001
    L Limerick City 6001
    LK County Limerick 11001
    LD Longford 4001
    LH Louth 11001
    LM Leitrim 3001
    LS Laois 6001
    MH Meath 15001
    MN Monaghan 6001
    MO Mayo 10001
    OY Offaly 7001
    RN Roscommon 6001
    SO Sligo 7001
    TN Tipperary North 6001
    TS Tipperary South 8001
    W Waterford City 7001
    WD County Waterford 6001
    WH Westmeath 8001
    WX Wexford 11001
    WW Wicklow 11001

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭80sDiesel

    Cheers for that

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭Tzar Chasm

    Are you W or WD ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭PaulK_CCI

    Slightly, or actually totally off topic, :angel: but I'm going to ask nevertheless, anyone any idea as to why Waterford and Limerick have a seperate letter for the city and rest of the county. It's not that these cities are so large, that they require a seperate number batch. Why not Cork, Wexford and Galway? And the other odd one out is Tipperary, I mean, how many people live in Tip for it to be needing Tip North and South!!!??

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    It's a good question Paul!

    Afaik, it's historically-based on the relevant cities/counties having separate county council (and electoral?) areas.

    As you are probably aware, Tipperary now uses one letter 'T' for the whole county (this only applies to new vehicles registered since 1-1-14).

    Likewise, Limerick now only uses 'L' and Waterford only uses 'W'.

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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 2,954 Mod ✭✭✭✭macplaxton

    As said by Silvera, it's nothing to do with numbers. It's to do with local government. Here's the longer version...

    Cork County Borough & Cork County merged their car registration offices in 1974, and use C for the whole lot
    Galway City became a County Borough and combined 1985 so use G
    Dublin (Dublin Corporation & Dublin County Council) - D for the whole lot as they were unified.
    Limerick City - L
    Waterford City - W

    Those five are single letter because they were County Boroughs.

    Local government changes in 2014 resulted in:

    Limerick City Council (L) and Limerick County Council (LK) merged to become Limerick City and County Council - L
    North Tipperary County Council (TN) and South Tipperary County Council (TS) merged to become Tipperary County Council - T
    Waterford City Council (W) and Waterford County Council (WD) merged to become Waterford City and County Council - W

    L, LK, TN, TS, W, WD still get issued for pre-141 plates as per old arrangements.

    That roughly makes sense of it, with the following anomalies:

    When Dublin got divvied up in 1994 into Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council and Fingal County Council. They never in the end allocated new codes for each administrative area. (something they should have done to avoid telephone number length serials)

    Combining TN and TS should result in a two-letter TY, because Tipperary isn't a County Borough.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭Tzar Chasm

    If you live in County Waterford you have the choice of W or WD