A NEW Chain of Office has been commissioned for Tullow Municipal District, the county’s newest electoral area.
At its monthly meeting, the district’s first Chairperson, Councillor John Murphy, was presented with the new Chain of Office, designed and made by well-known local jeweller Philip Bramley.
Last May’s local elections saw the county divided for the first time into three municipal districts: Carlow, Bagenalstown and Tullow. With chains of office for both the Mayor of Carlow and the Chairperson of Muinebheag Municipal District, it seemed only fitting that Tullow would have one too.
“As the second-biggest town in the county, I think it’s only right that there should be a Chain of Office. Obviously there are protocols, and the Cathaoirleach of the County Council takes precedence, but there are lots of occasions when it can be worn,” Cllr Murphy said.