Council announce community grants
TULLAMORE Town Council has announced its’ Community Grant allocations. €2,000 will go to Tullamore Tidy Towns, €2,000 to Tullamore Credit Union, €1,500 to the St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, €1,500 to Tullamore Christmas Lights Committee, €750 to the Johnny Keenan International Music Festival, €750 for the Tullamore Arts Festival and €500 to Tullamore Scouts.
“This is a pretty even spread,” said Cllr Sinead Dooley of the allocations which she said went towards groups who provide ‘invaluable services’. “I only wish we had more to give them,” she added. She thanked Rose O’Keeffe for her work with community groups.
Pool grounds need maintenance
TULLAMORE Councillor Tommy McKeigue has called on the operators of Tullamore Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre to maintain the grounds better. He described the grass at the centre as a “meadow” before recently being cut.
“It should be a flagship for the town and is not well maintained,” he said. The council agreed to write to them over the issue.
Tullamore 1932 congress victims honoured
TULLAMORE Town Councillors are invited to the unveiling of a plaque commemorating two Tullamore men who were killed on their way back from the 1932 Eucharistic Congress.
Edward Daly and Patrick Keananey were killed in a road traffic accident in Leixlip when the DE Williams truck in which they were travelling crashed into the Salmon Leap Bridge.
The bell that will be used to call pilgrims to the Eucharistic Congress in June will be carried from Our Lady’s Nativity Church in Leixlip to the bridge and a bronze plaque by local artist Jarlath Daly will be unveiled on the bridge this evening (Tuesday) at 6.45pm.
Arts Festival praised
THE Arts Festival Committee were congratulated for a job well done at this month’s Tullamore Town Council.
“Young families got great fun from the invigorating town centre. There were a lot of people around and there were fantastic music performances,” said Cllr Sean O’Brien.
“It was great to see so many people working together. It’s something we look forward to seeing again,” said Cllr Sinead Dooley.