KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL’S Killarney Municipal District has opened improved facilities for members of the public and a new meeting room at Killarney Town Hall. The meeting room will facilitate meetings of the Killarney Municipal District and other events and was officially opened today (Thursday) by Cathaoirleach Cllr Brendan Cronin.
Killarney Town Hall has been renovated recently to enhance the public counter area at the main foyer for the benefit of customers and those availing of services at the MD office. There are currently 33 council staff based at the offices on Kenmare Place including the new Municipal District Officer, Eileen O’Donoghue, new Municipal District Engineer, John Ahern, and the new Tourism and Economic Development Officer, Maria Ní Cheallaigh.
Meanwhile, a new crest and chain of office for the Municipal District (MD) has been unveiled. The MD had been using the chain of the former Killarney Town Council which has now been replaced by a new one bearing a crest designed to reflect the various aspects of the wider Municipal District area. The piece was designed by Catherine Conway, a Kilkenny-based designer, and incorporates elements of the natural environment, landscape, cultural, literary and built heritage, and other aspects of the district.
Cllr Brendan Cronin said he was delighted to open the new facilities at the Town Hall: “I am particularly delighted to open the new chamber for Municipal District meetings given that my late father, Cllr PJ Cronin, opened the Council Buildings in Tralee when he was chairman of Kerry County Council in April, 1989.
“There has also been an enhancement of the office facilities in the building which will be of benefit to everyone engaging with our services locally. The upgrading works are testament to Kerry County Council’s commitment to provide the people of the Killarney Municipal District with improved facilities at our Killarney offices,” he said.
Above: The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Kerry County Council/Killarney Municipal District cuts the tape to officially open the improved facilities for members of the public and a new meeting room at Killarney Town Hall on Thursday. The meeting room will facilitate meetings of the Killarney Municipal District and other events. Also in photo are, seated from left, Cllr John Joe Culloty, Cllr Bobby O’Connell, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Eileen O’Donoghue, Charlie O’Sullivan, Director of Service, Angela McAllen, Head of Finance, Cllr John Sheahan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cllr Maura Healy-Rae and Cllr., Michael Gleeson. At back are, Mairead McCarthy, Anne Marie Cronin, Jamie O”Sullivan, Eileen O’Connor, Neilus Daly, Podge Griffin, Noreen Cronin, John Purcell, Maria Ni Cheallaigh, John Ahern, Kieran O’Halloran, Margaret Piggott, Maureen Piggott, Eileeen Fleming, Julie O’Leary and Yvonne Quill. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE