Comhairle Pharóiste Gleann Cholm Cille
Over the last 5 months, the new Parish Council has met 7 times and have discussed and worked on some of the following issues.
The Mart had been leased by the previous Parish Council in an attempt to make it a facility for the young people of the parish. However, as it is an industrial building, there were issues with health and safety, and with insurance. Udaras na Gaeltachta have agreed to temporarily suspend the lease and will endeavour to have the Mart upgraded and made suitable for social use, with the Parish Council hopefully taking up the lease again later in the year.
New Year’s Day Swim and Quiz
The New Year’s swim in aid of Killybegs Hospice: Killybegs Community Hospital was organised, along with a quiz held in the Glen Head Tavern. A great day was had by all and a total of €3,400 was raised for this important cause.
The Parish currently owns the Lace House building on Cashel Street, and there is shop space and office space to let therein. Anyone wishing to rent the shop space or office space can approach any member of the Parish Council.
Tidy Towns 2012
An application for the 2012 Tidy Towns competition is being completed and we are working on improving on our 2010 report from same.
Anyone interested in helping out with the tidy towns competition can approach any member of the Parish Council.
There will be a spring clean up organised, probably for late April or May, date to be announced.
More stones bearing the names of town lands are also being ordered.
Siúlóid na Muirlinne
A river walk, Siúlóid na Muirlinne, has been proposed and currently we are looking for funding for this. The walk will run from near Gannew Bridge, alongside the river, to the Ministers Bridge. Any ideas, opinions or input from the community on this project are most welcome
St Patrick’s Day Parade
The Parish Council is also helping to organise the St Patrick’s Day Parade for 3pm Saturday 17th March, from the car park at the folk village to the Hall.
As always issues regarding roads, water, public lighting etc are being reported to Donegal County Council as and when we are made aware of problems.
It is important that people communicate to us any issues which they think we should be discussing at our meetings, we encourage everyone to approach any of the Parish Council Members with any such issues or queries.
The members are:
Freddie Hardy (Chairman)
Liam Cunningham (Assistant Chairman)
Brian O’Byrne (Secretary)
Josephine O’Byrne (Assistant Secretary)
Mary P Boyle (Treasurer)
Francis J Cunningham (Assistant Treasurer)
Kevin McGinley (Cashel)
Sean Byrne (Kinnakillew)
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