Community Council Minutes 15-04-15




John Mulleady

John Connolly

Gerhardt Terpelle

Angela Geoghegan

Emer O’Donnell

Dominic Gallagher

Eilish Kavanagh

Cillian Kanny

Richard Broad

Maria Hannigan



  1. Tidy Town

Maria noted a number of posters around Kinvara remain in place long after the event they promote has passed (in one case over 2 years).  Judging for Tidy Towns competition takes place during summer months.  Maria will put note in Newletter requesting the removal of old posters and more appropriate placement of others.



  1. Reception for Mexican Ambassador

Frank Hall KAM will be co-ordinating visit from Mexican Ambassador on the Friday of the Cuckoo weekend.  He requested that K.C.C. assist in sponsoring reception in pier head.  KCC declined to provide any finances towards the visit. Maria Dominic will liaise with Maura O’Keefe with regard to combining this in conjunction with the opening of the Cuckoo weekend.


  1. Cuckoo Fun Run

This year funding will be in support of Kinvara Crèche.  Crèche committee are organising family oriented events at Community centre in conjunction with Fun Run.  Volunteers are being sought.  Dominic will email parents in this regard.


  1.      4.    Bay Walk Project

K.C.C. met with K.B.N. to see if it was possible to get the Bay walk project as a discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.  John contacted Bord Failte to be notified that the 15 discovery points identified for further development have been assigned and Kinvara is not one of them.  John was advised by Bord Failte the best way to progress the project was through the local council engineer and was advised to contact Westport’s engineer where a similar project was developed at a cost of approx. €1,000 per linear metre.


John will contact Shannon Development/Enterprise Ireland (operators of Dunguaire Castle) with regard to funding this walk as a gesture to our community.


  1.  Heritage Group

Maria advised that Surveyor of St. Coman’s has been paid €400 for work.

John will contact John Britton regarding report.  When same is completed G.R.D. will be approached for funding to preserve site.


  1. Heritage Trail Map and Guide

This will be launched at Dunguaire next Thursday, 23rd April, time to be finalised.  Michael Fitzsimon (Bord Failte will attend).  Bord Failte have created a facility on their website through which local business can advertise.


  1. Community Support Application for CCTV

John advised that this has been unsuccessful but may be applied for again next year.  CCTV required for dancing licence.  Other requirements for a dance licence include Fire Safety Report (€250); Dance Licence application to the court (€450) plus Solrs fees.  John will contact the organisers of dances at Ballinderreen Hall to see what they do in this matter.



K.C.C. is providing use of hall facilities to Eilish for use during Heritage week for related events.


Maria requested clarification regarding public liability insurance during Fun Run.  Richard confirmed that this is in place.