12 Aug 2022

Revealed: The 31 candidates to contest 18 seats in the Local Election in Carlow

Here's the full list and the candidates' occupations

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Who's got your vote?

There are 31 people in Carlow hoping to claim the 18 seats available on the County Council.

The new electoral divisions this year mean there are now three areas in Carlow. Below is a full list of the candidates and their occupations. 

In Carlow Town, there are seven seats up for grabs and 12 people going for them:

Mary Hande of 24 Barrowvale, Portlaoise Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow. She is a teacher and is running for the party, Aontú

John Cassin of 2 Springdale, Tullow Road, Carlow. John is a social care worker and is running as an Independent. 

Adrienne Wallace of 34 Mac Gamhna Road, Green Lane, Carlow. The Solidarity – People Before Profit candidate is an office administrator.

Fintan Phelan from Brown’s Hill Road, Askea, Carlow Town is a public representative with Fianna Fáil. 

Andrea Dalton, Barr na Cassa, Tinryland, Carlow. As well as being a Fianna Fáil candidate in the upcoming election, she is a community worker/educator.

Ken Murnane, Kellistown West, Carlow is a public representative for Fianna Fáil. 

Ciarán Dooley of 35 Green Road, Carlow is a financial consultant running for Sinn Féin. 

Fergal Browne, Rutland, Carlow is principal of a local primary school and is running for Fine Gael. 

Wayne Fennell of 5 Pollerton Manor, Pollerton Little, Carlow is a farmer and is running for Fine Gael. 

Tom O’Neill, 146 JKL Avenue, Carlow is the manager at Carlow Golf Club and he is also running for Fine Gael. 

Bernard Jennings of Pembroke House, Pembroke, Carlow and is an optician and is non-party. 

Kevin Byrne, 12 Laurel Grove, Church Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow is a sales representative running for the Labour Party. 

In the Tullow area, there are 10 people going for six seats:

Businessman Billy Nolan of The Bungalow, Ballon is non-party. 

Farmer John McDonald from Graiguealug, Nurney, is running for Fianna Fáil. 

William Paton of Mill Street, Tullow is a company director and he is running for the Labour Party. 

Fianna Fáil candidate John Pender, Grange View, Friarstown, Carlow is a public representative. 

Sinn Féin's Jim Deane, Tinryland, Carlow is also a public representative. 

Independent Charlie Murphy is from Knockbrack, Myshall where he is a farmer. 

Maria Ansbro (nee Murphy) is a business manager/carer and she is from ‘Bus ós Cionn,’ Barrack Street, Tullow. 

John Murphy is a Fine Gael public representative from ‘Glisheen’, Boggan, Kilbride, Carlow.

Brian O’Donoghue from Williamstown, Rathvilly is also a public representative. 

Helena Byrne of Carlford House, Carrigduff House, Carrigduff, Bunclody, Wexford is a Renua candidate in the upcoming Local Election and she is also a teacher. 

In Bagenalstown/Muinebheag there are nine going for five seats:

Fianna Fáil candidate Josie Daly of Rathellen, Leighlinbridge is also a business owner. 

Retired Defence Forces member, Philip Gahan of Bahana, St Mullins is also running for Fianna Fail. 

Arthur McDonald of Kilcarrig, Fenagh Road, Muinebheag is a public representative and is running for Fianna Fáil. 

Sinn Féin candidate Andy Gladney of 23 St Brigid’s Crescent, Muinebheag is a cleaning services provider. 

Fine Gael's Michael Doran at Main Street, Leighlinbridge is an electronic technician. 

Farmer Tommy Kinsella at Kilcumney, Goresbridge is running for Fine Gael. 

Denis Foley of 1 Chestnut Court, Royal Oak Road, Bagenalstown, is also running for Fine Gael and his occupation is a public representative. 

Labour Party candidate Willie Quinn of Spahill, Borris is a public representative. 

David O’Brien, self-employed, of Barrett Street, Bagenalstown is running as an Independent. 

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