Clonakilty wants its own Ludgate

May 10th, 2019 5:50 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Orla O'Donovan is the new Chamber chairperson.

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CLONAKILTY should get its own Ludgate digital hub, a local councillor has said.

The outgoing chairperson of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan, says he wants to see his own town follow in the footsteps of Skibbereen and its hugely successful Ludgate.

His three-year term as chairperson recently came to an end when he handed over the reins to Fig and Olive café owner Orla O’Donovan.

Speaking to The Southern Star, Cllr O’Sullivan said that two years is the normal period for the chamber’s top position.

‘I’ve actually done three years and the time is right to hand over the reins,’ he said.

There are three key projects that he wants to put his weight behind as a county councillor, he said. ‘A walkway from Clonakilty to Inchydoney is top of that list and I also want to see Clonakilty get its own e-hub, following the success of Skibbereen’s Ludgate. We have also identified a building for a performance centre and creative hub for the arts.’

He said the chamber’s membership had increased and they had delivered a brand new website, but the highlight was receiving the Great Town award at the 2017 Urbanism Awards Ceremony in London.

Cllr O’Sullivan wished Orla the best of luck in her new position.

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