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Galway City Celebrates 120 Years of Local Democracy


Galway City Celebrates 120 Years of Local Democracy

Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Mike Cubbard and Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Donal Lyons on Monday, 24th of June, launched a visual exhibition celebrating 120 years of local democracy in Ireland. The exhibition will be open to the public in City Hall, College Road until the 8th of July.

Speaking at the launch, Brendan McGrath, Chief Executive of Galway City Council commented: “The first local election in Ireland was on the 6th April 1899, making 2019 the 120th anniversary of local elections and local democracy in Ireland. I’m delighted Galway City Council will host this exhibition, which charts the evolution of local government in Ireland".

(L-R) Deputy Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Donal Lyons, Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath and Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Mike Cubbard

The ‘Celebrating the history of Irish Local Government’ exhibition will travel to local authorities across the country in 2019, and will be open to the public during opening hours (9.00am to 4.00pm) in Galway City Council until the 8th July. 

Back Row (L-R): Cllr. Eddie Hoare, Cllr. Terry O'Flaherty, Cllr. Owen Hanley, Cllr. Níall McNelis, Cllr. Noel Larkin and Cllr. Clodagh Higgins
Front Row (L-R): Cllr. Pauline O'Reilly, Cllr. Martina O'Connor, Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Donal Lyons, Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Mike Cubbard, Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath, Cllr. Colette Connolly and Cllr. Declan McDonnell