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Carlow County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Cheatharlach) is the authority responsible for local government in County Carlow, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment.[1] The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Kathleen Holohan. The county town is Carlow town.

Carlow County Council

Comhairle Contae Cheatharlach
Coat of arms or logo
Brian O'Donoghue, FG
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
County Buildings, Carlow
The area governed by the council

Municipal Districts and Local Electoral AreasEdit

Carlow County Council is divided into the following municipal districts, each of which comprises a single local electoral area, defined by electoral divisions.[2]

Area Definition Seats
Carlow Ballinacarrig, Burton Hall, Carlow Rural, Carlow Urban, Graigue Urban and Johnstown. 7
Muine Bheag Agha, Ballyellin, Ballymoon, Ballymurphy, Borris, Clogrenan, Coonogue, Corries, Fennagh, Garryhill, Glynn, Killedmond, Kyle, Leighlinbridge, Marley, Muinebeag Rural, Muinebeag Urban, Nurney, Oldleighlin, Rathanna, Rathornan, Ridge, Sliguff and Tinnahinch. 5
Tullow Ballintemple, Ballon, Clonegall, Clonmore, Cranemore, Grangeford, Hacketstown, Haroldstown, Kellistown, Kilbride, Killerrig, Kineagh, Myshall, Rahill, Rathrush, Rathvilly, Shangarry, Tankardstown, Templepeter, Tiknock, Tullow Rural, Tullow Urban, Tullowbeg and Williamstown. 6

Current CouncillorsEdit

The following were elected at the 2019 Carlow County Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 6
Fine Gael 6
Labour Party 2
Sinn Féin 1
Solidarity–People Before Profit 1
Independent 2

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Carlow Fintan Phelan Fianna Fáil
Andrea Dalton Fianna Fáil
Fergal Browne Fine Gael
Ken Murnane Fianna Fáil
Tom O'Neill Fine Gael
John Cassin Independent
Adrienne Wallace Solidarity–PBP
Muine Bheag Tommy Kinsella Fine Gael
Willie Quinn Labour Party
Andy Gladney Sinn Féin
Michael Doran Fine Gael
Arthur McDonald Fianna Fáil
Tullow John Pender Fianna Fáil
Charlie Murphy Independent
Brian O'Donoghue Fine Gael
William Paton Labour Party
John Murphy Fine Gael
John McDonald Fianna Fáil


  1. ^ "All Services". Carlow County Council. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  2. ^ "S.I. No. 610/2018 - County of Carlow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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