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Coca Cola Truck Not Stopping in the City

  • 11-11-2017 10:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    So as usual, the city is being left out again.

    Nothing major but I'd just like to know why? Its visiting all the cities plus others, like Kilkenny, but doesn't come to Waterford City? Its never come here if I'm right?

    Just doesnt make sense seeing as though its a promotional thing and Waterford is three times the size of Kilkenny.

    Also, its not a discussion about capatilism or the adverse health affects of coke!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,354 ✭✭✭ Speak Now


    Probably get stuck on the quay!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Speak Now wrote: »
    Probably get stuck on the quay!

    Parking is also too expensive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,076 ✭✭✭ gman2k


    They know the other coke is a much bigger seller in Waterford


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,108 ✭✭✭ Gavlor


    I’d imagine the money required to bring it in is being spent on winterval as a whole. Good call imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Gavlor wrote: »
    I’d imagine the money required to bring it in is being spent on winterval as a whole. Good call imo.

    Do councils pay a company to bring in a promotional tool? That doesnt sound right....

    But in reality it would be a nice addition to Winterval....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭ deisemum


    It was here years ago, I brought my children to it, it was parked in John Roberts Square.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ Waterford Blaa


    It was here before - not that impressive tbh.
    It’s just a giant ad for coke on wheels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,112 ✭✭✭ jelutong


    Is it subject to Sugar Tax on top of Motor Tax?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,108 ✭✭✭ Gavlor


    Deiseen wrote: »
    Do councils pay a company to bring in a promotional tool? That doesnt sound right....

    But in reality it would be a nice addition to Winterval....

    I’d say there’s a fee for an attraction like this one. No loss to Waterford


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 FCIM


    Deiseen wrote: »
    So as usual, the city is being left out again.

    Nothing major but I'd just like to know why? Its visiting all the cities plus others, like Kilkenny, but doesn't come to Waterford City? Its never come here if I'm right?

    Just doesnt make sense seeing as though its a promotional thing and Waterford is three times the size of Kilkenny.

    Also, its not a discussion about capatilism or the adverse health affects of coke!

    As a Cat, I have to tell you that Kilkenny is a city but, yes, it is a shame if it never visits Waterford.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare


    Have seen it before and i can say it is the biggest load of sh!te i have seen. The truck is tiny and sure all it does it just sit there. I was expecting it to transform.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,459 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    Deiseen wrote: »
    So as usual, the city is being left out again.

    Nothing major but I'd just like to know why? Its visiting all the cities plus others, like Kilkenny, but doesn't come to Waterford City? Its never come here if I'm right?

    Just doesnt make sense seeing as though its a promotional thing and Waterford is three times the size of Kilkenny.

    Also, its not a discussion about capatilism or the adverse health affects of coke!

    Please link me to the CSO figures that state Waterford is "three times the size of kilkenny"?
    Latest figures I read it was something like 27,500 and 53,500 (incl all suburbs) respectively. These are 2016 figures.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Used to see Coca-Cola trucks around all the time until they closed the place out at Newrath ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    road_high wrote: »
    Deiseen wrote: »
    So as usual, the city is being left out again.

    Nothing major but I'd just like to know why? Its visiting all the cities plus others, like Kilkenny, but doesn't come to Waterford City? Its never come here if I'm right?

    Just doesnt make sense seeing as though its a promotional thing and Waterford is three times the size of Kilkenny.

    Also, its not a discussion about capatilism or the adverse health affects of coke!

    Please link me to the CSO figures that state Waterford is "three times the size of kilkenny"?
    Latest figures I read it was something like 27,500 and 53,500 (incl all suburbs) respectively. These are 2016 figures.

    Well ok 2/3 depending on what way you look at it, if you include Ferrybank's population of 5,217 then the city itself about 60,000 and over 70,000 if you include Tramore (10,328), which is practically a suburb of the city.

    When your looking at an immediate catchment base for something, this is what you would look at.

    Not really what we are talking about here is it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ TheQuietFella


    FCIM wrote: »
    As a Cat, I have to tell you that Kilkenny is a city but, yes, it is a shame if it never visits Waterford.

    Maybe in your mind it is a City but in actual fact it's a hole!
    A market town with little or nothing going for it.
    Where the majority of its occupants travelled to other counties
    to make a life and a living that Kilkenny could not provide!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,666 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    Is this a thing!..?


    If so, why


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    FCIM wrote: »
    As a Cat, I have to tell you that Kilkenny is a city but, yes, it is a shame if it never visits Waterford.

    Maybe in your mind it is a City but in actual fact it's a hole!
    A market town with little or nothing going for it.
    Where the majority of its occupants travelled to other counties
    to make a life and a living that Kilkenny could not provide!

    Come on now, no need for that. The two lads did bring the KK/Waterford thing into it but thats a bit much.

    KK is a nice place and without Waterford + Kilkenny in the South East, the region wouldn't have much pull.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,477 ✭✭✭ irishgrover


    This tread is gas, for all the wrong reasons.....


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 24,038 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sully


    Both lovely cities. End of conversation.

    Lets move on.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,182 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    It was here before - not that impressive tbh.
    It’s just a giant ad for coke on wheels.

    Thats exactly what it is and people shouldn't try fool themselves that it's anything else. Personally I wish it didn't visit Kilkenny (I say that as somebody in Kilkenny).


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Waterford is a Pepsi town.


    Been that way for years


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,361 ✭✭✭ lertsnim


    The-Coca-Cola-truck.jpg

    Is that it? If it is then I'd say it's a good thing that it isn't coming.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭ alta stare


    lertsnim wrote: »
    The-Coca-Cola-truck.jpg

    Is that it? If it is then I'd say it's a good thing that it isn't coming.

    Yeah it tries to look that good but it doesnt.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 190 ✭✭ PeterCasey


    Maybe in your mind it is a City but in actual fact it's a hole!
    A market town with little or nothing going for it.
    Where the majority of its occupants travelled to other counties
    to make a life and a living that Kilkenny could not provide!

    If Kilkenny is a hole why is it allways full with tourists I suppose its a Waterford persons way to show they have a chip on there shoulder. We don't have places like Sally park on television about there visits to see love ones in prison and how deprived they are. As regards Kilkenny people they would be more employable than a lot of Waterford people the day of the factory job is gone you should see that especially in Waterford City.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    PeterCasey wrote: »
    Maybe in your mind it is a City but in actual fact it's a hole!
    A market town with little or nothing going for it.
    Where the majority of its occupants travelled to other counties
    to make a life and a living that Kilkenny could not provide!

    If Kilkenny is a hole why is it allways full with tourists I suppose its a Waterford persons way to show they have a chip on there shoulder. We don't have places like Sally park on television about there visits to see love ones in prison and how deprived they are. As regards Kilkenny people they would be more employable than a lot of Waterford people the day of the factory job is gone you should see that especially in Waterford City.

    Knew it would decend into this..

    1. Sally park is technically in Kilkenny

    2. Waterford (263,000) and Kilkenny (267,000) get same number of tourists (http://www.failteireland.ie/getattachment/c42b5249-242d-4860-b3b5-8720df101d4c/Regional-Tourism-Performance-in-2015.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf)

    3. They spend almost twice as much in Waterford (€75 million) as they do in Kilkenny (€45 million) (same link as above)

    4. Waterford has almost 10 times more IDA jobs than Kilkenny (http://www.thejournal.ie/rural-jobs-2982453-Sep2016/)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,012 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    Ah the internet... where someone posts a picture of a cat, and the comments start off "Awww cute..." but scroll down the page and the next thing it's like "you know NOTHING about Palestine!!!"

    I think I'll take Winterval over the Coca-Cola truck thanks...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    fricatus wrote: »
    Ah the internet... where someone posts a picture of a cat, and the comments start off "Awww cute..." but scroll down the page and the next thing it's like "you know NOTHING about Palestine!!!"

    I think I'll take Winterval over the Coca-Cola truck thanks...

    While some of our own are partly at fault, i just dont get it. Is there a county wide broadcast that goes out in Kilkenny when someone in the Waterford Forum mentions the place? It's ridiculous.

    No one is saying to have the truck over Winterval but no harm in having it aswell. Everything adds to the flavour of the festival, even if it is just marketing propaganda.


  • Registered Users Posts: 923 ✭✭✭ Markx


    Deiseen wrote: »
    Knew it would decend into this..

    1. Sally park is technically in Kilkenny

    2. Waterford (263,000) and Kilkenny (267,000) get same number of tourists (http://www.failteireland.ie/getattachment/c42b5249-242d-4860-b3b5-8720df101d4c/Regional-Tourism-Performance-in-2015.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf)

    3. They spend almost twice as much in Waterford (€75 million) as they do in Kilkenny (€45 million) (same link as above)

    4. Waterford has almost 10 times more IDA jobs than Kilkenny (http://www.thejournal.ie/rural-jobs-2982453-Sep2016/)


    You knew it would descend into this....? So you had this list ready to go.

    If you knew your initial post would cause your thread to go in a direction you didn't want to, why did you make it? :confused: Unless........


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Markx wrote: »
    Deiseen wrote: »
    Knew it would decend into this..

    1. Sally park is technically in Kilkenny

    2. Waterford (263,000) and Kilkenny (267,000) get same number of tourists (http://www.failteireland.ie/getattachment/c42b5249-242d-4860-b3b5-8720df101d4c/Regional-Tourism-Performance-in-2015.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf)

    3. They spend almost twice as much in Waterford (€75 million) as they do in Kilkenny (€45 million) (same link as above)

    4. Waterford has almost 10 times more IDA jobs than Kilkenny (http://www.thejournal.ie/rural-jobs-2982453-Sep2016/)


    You knew it would descend into this....? So you had this list ready to go.

    If you knew your initial post would cause your thread to go in a direction you didn't want to, why did you make it? :confused: Unless........

    Oh yeah boy, I had it all planned out with Peter what's his face above, that he would come on with that exact, badly written post and then I would jump in with the facts delivering a knock out blow! Come on will ya ffs.

    I just had a feeling when i said "other places like Kilkenny" that this would happen. Probably should have known better but I guess I'd forgotten that Kilkenny lads scour this board for any mention.

    And then all I did was mention facts to put Peter in his place. I haven't said anything about Kilkenny other than the fact that we should be happy to have it in the South East! So I apologise for mentioning the place and stating some facts.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭ Azatadine


    Hate to break it yo you but the fact is....nobody outside of Waterford or Kikenny regards EITHER as a city anyway. Could throw Limerick and Galway into it too to be honest.


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