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Colette Twomey finishes her year as Clon’s town mayor

A YEAR on since Colette Twomey became Ireland’s first ever directly-elected Mayor, she will conclude her term on Thursday 4th June and her successor will be installed. When the Government announced they were going to abolish all Town Councils in May 2014, the people of Clonakilty, led by the local Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage group, initiated a campaign to retain the position of “Mayor of Clonakilty” after the council went.

Mayor Colette Twomey turns on the Clon lights

CLONAKILTY’S first ever directly-elected Mayor, Ms Colette Twomey performed the official switch-on of the town’s Christmas Lights at Asna Square recently. In doing so, the tradition of the Town Mayor doing the Christmas Lights switch-on continues, something that has been lost in all other towns this year since the abolition of the town councils in May.

Street nameplate to be unveiled to Edward Twomey in Clonakilty on Friday

THE man who is credited as putting Clonakilty on the map through the founding and promotion of the now world-famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, will be honoured posthumously at 11.30am on this Friday 5th December when a street nameplate will be officially unveiled. Last January the then Town Council voted unanimously to rename Bridge St. in the town after the late Mr. Twomey who died a number of years ago.

Clonakilty Mayor opens new “Le Chéile” facility at Gaelscoil

MAYOR of Clonakilty Colette Twomey recently performed the official opening of the new “Le Chéile” facility at the local Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin. “Le Chéile” is a new state-of-the-art facility on the school grounds which Gaelscoil pupils can attend before and after normal school times. Príomhoide of An Gaelscoil, Ms. Carmel NicAirt said that the facility was put in place in response to some parents working away from Clonakilty during the