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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. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive. The county seat is at Áras an Chontae (County Hall) in Galway city.

Galway County Council

Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Seán Ó Tuairisg, FF
Structure
Seats39
Galway County Council 2019.svg
Political groups
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Galway
Website
galway.ie
The area governed by the council

Municipal Districts and Local Electoral AreasEdit

Galway County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[1]

Municipal District LEA Definition Seats
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 GortKinvara 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

CouncillorsEdit

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

2019 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 15
Fine Gael 11
Sinn Féin 1
Green Party 1
Independent [a] 11

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
AthenryOranmore James Charity Independent
Albert Dolan Fianna Fáil
Jim Cuddy Independent
Gabe Cronnelly Independent
David Collins Fine Gael
Liam Carroll Fine Gael
Shelly Herterich-Quinn Fianna Fáil
Ballinasloe Tim Broderick Independent
Michael Connolly Fianna Fáil
Dermot Connolly Sinn Féin
Peter Keaveney Fine Gael
Declan Geraghty Independent
Aisling Dolan Independent
Connemara North Thomas Welby Independent
Eileen Mannion Fine Gael
Gerry King Fianna Fáil
Séamus Walsh Fianna Fáil
Connemara South Pádraig Mac an Iomaire Fine Gael
Noel Thomas Fianna Fáil
Dáithí Ó Cualáin Fianna Fáil
Alastair McKinstry Green Party
Tomás Ó Curraoin [a] Independent
Gort–Kinvara Joe Byrne Fine Gael
P.J. Murphy Fine Gael
Martina Kinane Fianna Fáil
Gerry Finnerty Fianna Fáil
Geraldine Donoghue Independent
Loughrea Michael Maher Fine Gael
Jimmy McClearn Fine Gael
Shane Curley Fianna Fáil
Ivan Canning Fianna Fáil
Pat Hynes Independent
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
Karey McHugh Independent

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Tomás Ó Curraoin is a member of the unregistered Republican Sinn Féin party and therefore sits as a independent on the council and appeared as so on the 2019 Ballot


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "S.I. No. 618/2018 - County of Galway Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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