Fethard community gets set to elect their mayor
FETHARD Community Development Group will select their mayor on Saturday night, November 3, in Grange Ville House with proceedings commencing at 9 p.m.
The hotly contested campaign has seen some of the area’s most colourful characters campaign locally to win over voters for the ultimate political title in Fethard-on-Sea, one of the region’s most popular villages.
Vice Chairman of Fethard Community Development Group Richard Finn said: ‘ There has been terrific support for the candidates in the community, in fact far more support than for some of the contestants in the presidential election.’
The final selection event promises to be a fun night with live music and raffle in Grange Ville.
‘ The candidates have worked very hard on their fundraising activities and all are deserving winners. This follows on from a keenly contested fund raising campaign, where the contenders sold votes and the winning candidate on the night will be the one with the most funds raised.’
The candidates are Kevin Roche, representing Neville’s bar, John Nolan representing Droopy’s bar, Andrew Whelan representing Dillon’s shop, Pirate Pat representing the Hook Lighthouse, Megan Murphy representing Molloy’s Bar and Dillon Chapman representing Loftus Hall.
The newly elected mayor will have a busy schedule since the Fethard Community Group have been awarded Leader Funding of €9,800 for the outdoor gym in Ashgrove and €82,000 from Wexford County Council Village Renewal Fund to provide a running track at Ashgrove, Walking Trails from Fethard, development of the Castle Grounds and a Board Walk to the Little Burrow at Grange.
As with all funding grants, the local community are required to provide matching funds, typically to the tune of 25 per cent of the total cost of projects.
‘ The welcome funding requires continuous fund raising activities to contribute to projects that improve the quality of life for members of our community .The committee of Fethard Community Development Group thank everyone for their support.’