Tom Conaghan was elected following the election count in the St. John Bosco centre in Dongeal town on Friday night.
The new honorary Mayor of Donegal Town was narrowly defeated for the last seat in the last county council elections by Cllr Sean McEniff.
The former All-Ireland under 21 winning manager defeated outgoing Mayor Paul Keeney and Patricia Callaghan, the other two candidates in the field.
Mayor Conaghan fills a necessary void for the people of the town which does not have a representative on the County Council.
It was a hard fought political campaign, with election posters around the town during the campaign.
Mr Conaghan said: “I am honoured to represent the people of Donegal Town and I will do that to the best of my abilities. One of my main priorities is to represent the town well and help develop more amenities for the town in the time ahead.”
Mayor Conaghan also feels people from areas surrounding Donegal town should be able to vote in future Mayoral elections and he hopes to discuss that with future candidates.
The Donegal Community Chamber has welcomed the appointment of Mr Connaghan as the new Mayor of Donegal Town.
The Chairperson of the organization also paid tribute to the outgoing Mayor Paul Keeney who also contested the election.
Bernie Mulhern says the Mayor will have a challenging role in promoting the town.Tags: