Established since 1977, Athenry Community Council consists of a voluntary body of people representative of every area in the parish. Responsible for many signiﬁcant developments ie. playing fields and dressing rooms for a range of sports, it has many exciting ongoing projects including Park Development, Community Bingo, The Heritage Centre and Community Lotto.
The present Council was elected in June 1993 for a three year term and meets on the ﬁrst Monday of every month.
To facilitate the smooth running of the Council the following committees were put in place:-
This committee organises and runs weekly Bingo in the Athenry Community Hall every Wednesday night. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.
They oversee the Property of the Athenry Community Council Trust Ltd.
The function of this committee is primarily the co-ordination of the fund-raising projects and
This sub-committee works with the aid of FÁS and the park in front of the castle is now nearing completion and credit is due to the workers involved with its development.
Tourism and Heritage
This committee boasts representation from a number of organisations in the parish. It’s aim is to promote Athenry’s heritage and tourism potential. This group has achieved “Heritage Status” for Athenry.
Visitors and teams are welcomed by this committee.
This committee recently launched the Athenry Community Council Lotto. Envelopes are available in several retail outlets in the town and from Community Council Representatives throughout the parish. The draw takes place every Wednesday night and the support of the whole community would be greatly appreciated.
Written by Mary Foran
Published here 30 Oct 2022 and originally published 1995
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