An exhibition of Carrick-on-Suir Town Council memorabilia is on display at Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre at the moment as part of the local authority’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition was officially opened by Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Patsy Fitzgearld and the function was attended by local historian, poet and writer Michael Coady, Town Clerk and Senator Denis Landy, current and former elected members of the Council.
The Mayor thanked the late Cllr Denis Bourke’s widow Evelyn and his nephew Cllr. Kieran Bourke, and also Padraig Babington, a son of the late Cllr. Jim Babington for providing many of the items on display.
The Mayor said further items will be added as they come to hand.
Michael Coady spoke about the importance of having a Town Council by giving people a say in their own affairs.
Michael referred to the dire poverty Carrick on Suir endured during the 19th century when many died because of outbreaks of cholera and the part the Council played in correcting that situation.
He said he may have been in conflict with the Council on various occasions but hoped it wasn’t taken personally, and he wished the present Council well into the future