Galway County Council
Galway County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe) is the authority responsible for local government in County Galway, 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. The council has 39 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, Kevin Kelly. The county seat is at Áras an Chontae (County Hall) in Galway city.
Galway County Council
Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
James Charity, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|Ceart agus Cóir (Irish)|
"Righteousness and Justice"
|Áras an Chontae, Galway|
Galway County Council initially met in Tuam. It subsequently acquired the old Galway Infirmary and converted it into a new county headquarters. A modern facility, known as County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae), was built on the same site and completed in 1999.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal DistrictsEdit
|Athenry||Athenry–Oranmore||Abbey East, An Carn Mór, Athenry, Aughrim (in the former Rural District of Galway), Baile an Teampaill, Baile Chláir, Belleville, Cappalusk, Ceathrú an Bhrúnaigh, Cloonkeen (in the former Rural District of Loughrea), Deerpark, Eanach Dhúin, Graigabbey, Greethill, Killimor (in the former Rural District of Loughrea), Leacach Beag, Liscananaun, Lisín an Bhealaigh, Monivea, Oranmore, Ryehill, Stradbally and Tiaquin.||7|
|Ballinasloe||Ahascragh, Annagh, Aughrim (in the former Rural District of Ballinasloe), Ballinasloe Rural, Ballinasloe Urban, Ballinastack, Ballymacward, Ballymoe, Ballynakill (in the former Rural District of Glenamaddy), Ballynakill (in the former Rural District of Mountbellew), Boyounagh, Caltra, Castleblakeney, Castleffrench, Clonbrock, Clonfert, Clontuskert, Cloonkeen (in the former Rural District of Mountbellew), Cloonkeen (in the former Rural District of Tuam), Colmanstown, Cooloo, Creggs, Curraghmore, Derryglassaun, Glennamaddy, Island, Kellysgrove, Kilconnell, Kilcroan, Killaan, Killallaghtan, Killeroran, Killian, Killure, Kilmacshane, Kiltullagh (in the former Rural District of Glenamaddy), Kylemore, Laurencetown, Lismanny, Mount Bellew, Mounthazel, Raheen, Scregg, Shankill, Taghboy, Templetogher and Toberroe.||6|
|Conamara||Conamara North||Abhainn Ghabhla, An Chorr, An Cnoc Buí, An Fhairche, An Ros, An Turlach, An Uillinn, Ballynakill (in the former Rural District of Clifden), Binn an Choire, Bunowen, Camas, Cill Chuimín (in the former Rural District of Oughterard), Cleggan, Clifden, Cloch na Rón, Conga, Cushkillary, Derrycunlagh, Derrylea, Doonloughan, Errislannan, Inishbofin, Leitir Breacáin, Letterfore, Maíros, Oughterard, Rinvyle, Scainimh, Sillerna and Wormhole.||4|
|Conamara South||An Crompán, An Spidéal, Árainn, Bearna, Cill Aithnín, Gaillimh (Tuath) Garmna, Cill Chuimín (in the former Rural District of Galway), Leitir Móir, Maigh Cuilinn, Na Forbacha, Sailearna, Sliabh an Aonaigh and Tulaigh Mhic Aodháin||5|
|Loughrea||Gort–Kinvara||Ardamullivan, Ardrahan, Ballycahalan, Ballynacourty, Beagh, Cahermore, Cappard, Castleboy, Castletaylor, Clarinbridge, Craughwell, Derrylaur, Doorus, Drumacoo, Gort, Kilbeacanty, Kilchreest, Killeely, Killeenavarra, Killinny, Killogilleen, Kiltartan, Kilthomas, Kinvarra, Rahasane and Skehanagh.||5|
|Loughrea||Abbeygormacan, Abbeyville, Aille, Ballyglass, Ballynagar, Bracklagh, Bullaun, Coos, Derrew, Drumkeary, Drummin, Eyrecourt, Grange, Kilconickny, Kilconierin, Killimor (in the former Rural District of Portumna), Killoran, Kilmalinoge, Kilmeen, Kilquain, Kilreekill, Kilteskill, Kiltormer, Kiltullagh (in the former Rural District of Loughrea), Lackalea, Leitrim, Loughatorick, Loughrea Rural, Loughrea Urban, Marblehill, Meelick, Moat, Mountain, Moyode, Oatfield, Pallas, Portumna, Raford, Tiranascragh, Tynagh and Woodford.||5|
|Tuam||Abbey West, Addergoole, Annaghdown, Ballinderry, Ballinduff, Ballynapark, Beaghmore, Belclare, Carrownagur, Carrowrevagh, Claretuam, Clonbern, Cummer, Donaghpatrick, Doonbally, Dunmore North, Dunmore South, Foxhall, Headford, Hillsbrook, Kilbennan, Kilcoona, Killeany, Killeen, Killererin, Killower, Killursa, Kilmoylan, Kilshanvy, Levally, Milltown, Moyne, Toberadosh, Tuam Rural and Tuam Urban.||7|
The following were elected at the 2019 Galway County Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.
2019 seats summaryEdit
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|
|Albert Dolan||Fianna Fáil|
|David Collins||Fine Gael|
|Liam Carroll||Fine Gael|
|Shelly Herterich-Quinn||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Connolly||Fianna Fáil|
|Dermot Connolly||Sinn Féin|
|Peter Keaveney||Fine Gael|
|Conamara North||Thomas Welby||Independent|
|Eileen Mannion||Fine Gael|
|Gerry King||Fianna Fáil|
|Séamus Walsh||Fianna Fáil|
|Conamara South||Pádraig Mac an Iomaire||Fine Gael|
|Noel Thomas||Fianna Fáil|
|Dáithí Ó Cualáin||Fianna Fáil|
|Tomás Ó Curraoin[a]||Independent|
|Gort–Kinvara||Joe Byrne||Fine Gael|
|P.J. Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Martina Kinane||Fianna Fáil|
|Gerry Finnerty||Fianna Fáil|
|Loughrea||Michael Maher||Fine Gael|
|Jimmy McClearn||Fine Gael|
|Shane Curley||Fianna Fáil|
|Ivan Canning||Fianna Fáil|
|Tuam||Pete Roche||Fine Gael|
|Donagh Mark Killilea||Fianna Fáil|
|Joe Sheridan||Fianna Fáil|
|Mary Hoade||Fianna Fáil|
|Andrew Reddington||Fine Gael|
|Colm Keaveney||Fianna Fáil|
|Fine Gael||Aisling Dolan||Ballinasloe||Nominated by the Taoiseach to Seanad Éireann||June 2020||Evelyn Francis Parsons|
Changes in affiliationEdit
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|Aisling Dolan||Ballinasloe||Independent||Fine Gael||November 2019|
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- "Galway Infirmary, 1802-1892" (PDF). Galway County Council. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- "Galway County Council". Wejchert Associates. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "S.I. No. 618/2018 - County of Galway Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.