By Kieran O’Mahony
CLLR Christopher O’Sullivan has said it is a ‘huge honour’ to be elected the new chairperson of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce, with so much planned for the year ahead.
Cllr O’Sullivan pointed to events happening this year, such as the re-opening of Clonakilty’s new streetscape and the opening of the Michael Collins House as being extremely positive developments for the entire region.
‘Personally I feel it’s a really exciting year to take on this new role. We will have a brand new streetscape which will be the envy of the rest of the county, and we will be welcoming visitors to Michael Collins House which I have no doubt will be an iconic tourist attraction – both nationally and internationally. Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce will be in a great position to build on the momentum from these developments.’
Cllr O’Sullivan also highlighted the fact that Clonakilty fell agonisingly short of winning two prestigious national awards, but he predicted that the town will go a step further in both.
‘The Tidy Towns does a fantastic job and I intend to ensure that the Chamber supports them in reaching their goal this year.’
According to Cllr O’Sullivan, the Chamber has several ideas in the pipeline to promote and improve the town.
‘Each director gives their time on a completely voluntary basis and we meet regularly as a board of directors to discuss new and creative projects for the town. As chairperson, I want to ensure that these projects come to fruition.’
Cllr O’Sullivan thanked the outgoing chairpersons Noel Lawlor and Sinead Crowley for their work, and said he will continue the good work they have done over the past three years.