Outgoing chairperson Cllr Paddy Kavanagh reflected on a ‘very busy year’ before he handed over his seat to Cllr Oliver Walsh.
Cllr Kavanagh thanked all of the members for their cooperation and help during his time as chairperson. Though he said there were many great events, he said there was one that stood out in his mind – the Monday of the 1916 commemorations.
‘I felt, as an Enniscorthy man, proud to represent you all on the day,’ he said. ‘It is one of the best days we have ever had.’
Cllr Kavanagh also said that a certificate presentation evening to descendants of those involved in the Rising was extremely successful.
‘People enjoyed and appreciated it as we did,’ he said. ‘It didn’t just happen. It was put there by the hard work of a lot of people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for everything they did for Enniscorthy.’
Cllr Kathleen Codd Nolan proposed that Cllr Oliver Walsh be elected as the new chairperson, saying that he had ‘many years of experience’. Her proposal was seconded by Cllr Keith Doyle and passed without any rejections or further suggestions.
‘I hope to work for the betterment of Enniscorthy town and district,’ he said.
Cllr Willie Kavanagh proposed Cllr Keith Doyle as the Vice Chairman. His proposal was seconded by Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy and supported unanimously.
(First published in the Enniscorthy Guardian newspaper: print edition. Also available online at: http://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/oliver-walsh-is-new-enniscorthy-chairperson-with-keith-doyle-as-vice-34837682.html)