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Historic Day For The Town Of Cahir

Last Wednesday was a very historic day in Cahir when the first meeting of the new Council had a meeting in Cahir Castle and the first time outside of the Town Hall , Parnell Street, Clonmel this term.

Although there had been a special meeting held to mark the sad passing of former Councillor Colm O Donnell, Barnora earlier in this term, this was a full meeting of the council held in the Banquet Hall of Cahir Castle.

Cllr Andy Moloney and current Mayor spoke at the meeting how the boundary changes have made if difficult to get around the area and thanked all councillors and staff for their work rate throughout the year. Trying to merge both Cahir and Clonmel will take a lot longer than a term and maybe a few elections before things will settle.

Prior to the meeting there was a large gathering in the Inch Field for the launch of the Inch Carvings Trail. This is a lovely piece of art created by Philip and Liz Quinn, Holycross and there are 18 pieces in total.

Unfortunately the man responsible for the project Mr Paul Mulcahy was unavailable to attend but Director of Services Sean Keating and Philip Quinn told the story behind the project before Mayor Andy Moloney cut the ribbon.

The Cahir Councillor was complimentary of the Tidy Towns Committee, the Council Outdoor staff, TUS scheme and the people of Cahir Town who are trying to make cahir a better place to work, live and play. Over the past number of years there have been new additions to the town and he thanked those who went before current committees for playing their part in the development of Cahir. Many of these may have since passed on but unless new blood gets involved we cannot continue this work. We have Memorial Gardens, St Declan's Grove, the Ice House, The Fairy Trail (still work in progress) inch Carvings, the Mall Planting, The River Blueway and much more in recent years to compliment the lovely settings of Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage.

On a final note he thanked the local media and local social media followers for their continuous promotion of Cahir and wished all well for the future.

Moloneys term will end next Wednesday but not before a final week of engagements until the new mayor is elected at the AGM.