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Tuamgraney to elect its first mayor

THE race to become the first Mayor of Tuamgraney has gotten underway with five local candidiates in the field.
They launched their campaigns last Saturday night and will be busy up to the June Bank Holiday when the election of mayor will be the centrepiece of Tuamgraney’s firtst ever Community Weekend.

THE race to become the first Mayor of Tuamgraney has gotten underway with five local candidiates in the field.
They launched their campaigns last Saturday night and will be busy up to the June Bank Holiday when the election of mayor will be the centrepiece of Tuamgraney’s firtst ever Community Weekend.
Encouraged by the success of  celebations to mark the centenary year of Tuamgraney Handball Club in 2011, a local group came together with a view to organising a follow-up event to promote Tumagraney and put it on the festival map.
The organising committee is chaired by Conor Daly, secretary is Margaret O’Meara and also helping behind the scenes are Desmond Hassett, Paul Kilkenny. Michael Blake and Kevin O’Brien.
The campaign for  Tuamgraney Mayor 2012 was launched in Teach Uí Bhrian last weekend when the  five candidates were introduced. They are Anthony Dillon, Ted Minogue, Frances  O’Neill, Liam Furlong and Una Dillon.
Margaret O’Meara told The Clare Champion  there is a good gender balance with Frances and Una both fighting to secure the female vote and Ted Minouge as the youngest candidate focusing on the youth vote. Tony and Liam both offered their life experience and community involvement as rationale why they should be considered for the job of Tuamgraney Mayor. On the night, each set out their manifesto and over the next four weeks ,their backroom election teams based at Hassset’s Bar, Niland’s Gala, Nuala’s Bar, Clare Waste and Recycling and the East Clare Equestrian Centre will work to ensure their candidate is elected. Each vote will cost €1 to cast and the ultimate winner will be the person with the most votes on Sunday, June 3. So as the canvassing begins, they will be anxiously awaiting the first poll indicator of the front runner.
She said that their community weekend of sport and music will include the Celtic Sound concert of Kate Purcell and Denise Glass in St Cronan’s Church on the Saturday night, sports day on Sunday as well as a barebecue in the Memorial Park and the election of their first mayor. Local pubs will also be playing their part with music on all nights of the festival.
The festival secretary expressed a hope Tuamgranery people who are living away will return for what promises to be a great weekend in the village.

 

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