Cloonfad Mayor ?


Four candidates one representing each of the four roads leading into Cloonfad are contesting the election for Mayor of Cloonfad 2006. The outgoing Mayor, Sean Corcoran, was elected in 2000 following a fundraiser for Cloonfad Football Club. All funds raised in the current campaign will go directly to the Cloonfad Scenic Walks project. The committee wish to express their gratitude to Cloonfad FC for supporting the walks project by facilitating the group with this popular fundraiser.

The four candidates selected are: Brian Flatley, Williamstown Road; Ann Jennings, Ballyhaunis Road; Michael Kirrane, Claremorris Road and Daryl Geraghty,Dunmore Road.

This fundraiser presents the community with the opportunity to elect a new Mayor. More importantly it gives the many users and supporters of the Walks Project the chance to make a much needed contribution to an amenity which advances tourism in the region and enhances the environment. The final will take place March 11th in Jennings’ Lounge Cloonfad.

Cloonfad - scenic walks

Work to begin on resource centre

Members of the Cloonfad Scenic Walks Committee attended a recent tourism seminar in Westport. The event, which was staged by Ireland West and Galway East Tourism in association with Bord Failte, highlighted once again the unrivalled attractions of walking as a major tourism attraction for the West of Ireland. The Cloonfad project is poised to make further inroads in the promotion of the area as a unique recreational amenity. Work is about to begin on the construction of a new purpose built resource centre which will accommodate the needs of all walkers and significantly those with special needs.The new centre will also house and display the archaeological and historical wealth of the area. Plans have also been made for the upgrading of existing walking routes with the inclusion of a wheelchair accessible walk being prioritised. The design and specification of this exciting new development is being advanced in consultation with Coillte Teoranta and The Irish Wheelchair Association. The restoration of an ancient sweat house or Teach an Ailis as it was originally known is another recent addition to the cultural legacy of the region.