Councillors praised on Hoard exhibition

Councillors praised on Hoard exhibition
Two councillors were praised by the Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir at this month’s Town Council meeting for their efforts to bring the Cooney’s Bar Gold Coin Hoard to Ormond Castle for an exhibition in September.

Two councillors were praised by the Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir at this month’s Town Council meeting for their efforts to bring the Cooney’s Bar Gold Coin Hoard to Ormond Castle for an exhibition in September.

Cllr Kieran Bourke paid tribute to Cllr Sylvia Cooney Sheehan, who pushed hard for the Council to request for the coins to be exhibited in the town where they were found and personally met Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht Minister Jimmy Deenihan and lobbied him.

The mayor also thanked Cllr Patsy Fitzgerald, who is on the County Museum Committee, for his great efforts.

Cllr Cooney Sheehan said the decision to bring the coins to Ormond Castle showed that if “you keep digging away at something you might eventually get the results you want.”

Cllr Fitzgerald paid tribute to the National Museum’s Assistant Keeper of Antiquities Isabella Mulhall for the “wonderful” lecture she gave in the Carraig Hotel when she came to the town to speak about the gold coins and added that he expected there will be a DVD of the lecture made available soon.