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Community Council Minutes 19th March




Maria Hannigan

Paddy Neylon

Pam Fleming

Gerhart Terpelle

Michael Murphy (K.C.C.C.)

Annette Finnegan (K.C.C.C.)

Fiona Murphy (K.C.C.C.)

James Linnane (K.C.C.C.)

Lynn O’Keefe

James Hastings

Cllr Joe Byrne

Angela Geoghegan

Emer O’Donnell


Maria Hannigan, acting Chair opened meeting. Minutes of last meeting were read and passed. Matters arising included;

Funding for CCTV – Application has been submitted to G.C.C. Awaiting reply.



Farmers Market;

Difficulties arising regarding permission from G.C.C. to use Market Square. Letters have been sent from K.C.C. and members of the public in support of market.


KAVA – use of Courthouse;

KAVA met with Youth Cafe group re sharing of premises. Letter of permission will be forwarded to KAVA from K.C.C. Lease of Courthouse concludes in September – and will be renewed through K.C.C.


Award to Tony Moylan;

Suggestions included – letter from President, portrait, bench. Arrangements are being made for portrait.


Report from Cllr Byrne;

Cllr Byrne congratulated KAVA for their ongoing exhibition in Gort.

Will assess public liability insurance for Tus workers to ensure same is adequate.

Tenders for Sewage Scheme should be returned by end of March.

Contracts for scheme should be signed by end of April. Work to commence in September.


Cllr Byrne advised that Kinvara is one of ten villages in Galway awarded 250,000 for roads/footpaths/traffic calming/pedestrian crossing. Plans for same will be developed over next few months. Funding has been secured for Northampton, Ballyclera, Traught, Ardrahan Road, Kinvara/Ballinderreen area. Car parking facilities in Kinvara also being addressed and site for public toilets has been acquired.


Footpath for Creche;

K.C.C.C. Representatives outlined difficulties and expenses arising from the lack of adequate footpaths between the Creche and primary school. Cllr Byrne will visit the Creche and liaise with Committee towards creation of footpath.


Doorus orchard;

Doorus orchard is located in the grounds of the former de Basterot dwelling, now owned by An Oige. As the dwelling is now unused suggestions are invited for possible uses of the venue, pending permission from An Oige.


Cuckoo Fun Run;

This year’s Fun Run will be in support of the Kinvara Community Children’s Centre.



Littering is becoming more of a problem in and around Kinvara. There is no excuse for it, other than a lack of intelligence. Litter causes and spreads disease, it affects drainage and waste water systems, it is hazardous to animals and it has a negative impact on local industry, which relies heavily on tourism. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place, please keep it that way. Take responsibility for your own mess.


Next meeting of K.C.C. – Wednesday, 15th April at 8.30p.m in Kinvara Community Centre