Carlow Town Council wraps up with a final gift to local charities

Published 10/06/2014 | 05:24

Cathaoirleach Eileen Brophy hands over the chain of office to Town Clerk Michael Brennan after the last meeting.
Cathaoirleach Eileen Brophy hands over the chain of office to Town Clerk Michael Brennan after the last meeting.

Carlow Town Council gathered in one for one of its last official functions recently as the councillors paid tribute to the Trojan work undertaken by local charities. Cathaoirleach of the Town Council Cllr Eileen Brophy decided that the final cathaoirleach's bursary should go to local groups who maybe don't always get the recognition they deserve.

'Each year the cathoirleach of the town council chooses a group or a person to receive a bursary,' Cllr Brophy explained. 'In the past it has gone to people who are involved in sports or the arts or music or things like that. With this being the final year of the town council, I decided to look at groups who really give something back to the community, and the first ones I thought of were the Rotary Club, the Lions Club and the St Vincent De Paul.'

Cllr Brophy praised all three groups for their unwavering commitment to the local community in Carlow in front of a large turnout and thanked her fellow councillors for their support. St Vincent De Paul were presented with €1,000, while The Rotary Club and the Lions Club both received €500 each.

'I suppose it's a final gift from Carlow Town Council,' said Cllr Brophy. 'It's our way of recognising the continuous hard work that these organisations have been doing over the past number of years.'

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