Cllr. Pat Kavanagh
CLLR PAT Kavanagh has had a life long interest in the environment. She is a long-standing member of ‘Friends of the Murrough’ who are working to preserve the Murrough wetlands and cliff walks around Wicklow Head. The Group submitted a 17-page visionary blueprint to the Dept of Environment to promote ecotourism, and Pat herself was responsible for the wild flower display along the Murrough in 2012.
Cllr Kavanagh's interest in heritage and conservation is reflected in her 8-year commitment to the restoration of the Parochial Hall. The hall is now a state-of-the-art youth and community centre. “The Parochial Hall is one of only 6 pre-Penal Reformation Churches left in the country. But for the hard work and dedication of the Committee, we could have lost this national treasure.’
The only Councillor to submit 9 recommendations of local heritage interests for inclusion on the Register of Protected Structures to the new Wicklow and Environs Development plan, Pat has been an active campaigner against proposals to alter Fitzwilliam Square and successfully led a campaign to save the trees on Bachelors Walk. She added “The people of Wicklow take great pride in their heritage and we need to preserve the unique character of Wicklow’s towns and villages for future generations”. www.patkavanagh.net
Cllr. Pat Kavanagh.