John Clendennen | Kinnitty, Birr, Co Offaly | (087) 6118883 | [email protected]
  • Cllr. John Clendennen
    Offaly County Council
  • Local Elections 2019
  • Slieve Bloom Bike Trails - Opening 2019
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Clendennen Welcomes Approval of Part 8 To Develop Kinnitty Village and Slieve Bloom Link Route

At last Monday’s monthly meeting of Offaly County Council, Cllr John Clendennen formally proposed the successful approval of the Part 8 process which will see the development of a designated link for pedestrians and cyclists from Kinnitty village to the Slieve Bloom Mountain Trails. According to Cllr Clendennen, ‘this is yet another significant investment for Kinnitty […]

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Clendennen Welcomes €3.5 Million Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Project for Offaly

At the May monthly meeting of Offaly County Council, it was agreed that a project be undertaken in collaboration with a number of other County Councils to upgrade all public street lighting across Offaly and the Eastern region to LED lighting.  A similar motion was first proposed by Cllr John Clendennen in February 2015, and […]

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This morning I joined a panel discussion with @piercedargan & Helen O’Donnell led by EU Commissioner @mcguinnesseu to highlight the multiple challenges facing businesses now, and as we embrace the winter months.

The @finegael Small Business & Enterprise Conference in Thomond Park, Limerick today has been a really good opportunity for businesses across a broad range of sectors to air their views in advance of #budget2022 #FGBackingBusiness
Brilliant performance from Offaly’s own @tolu_makay @musicgenerationoffalywestmeath Choir and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra live from @loughboorapark to celebrate #CultureNight Best of luck to all artists showcasing their talents this evening!
Plenty of options to enjoy tomorrow night across #Offaly #culturenight More information available at https://m.facebook.com/culturenightoffaly/
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Wonder is there any way we could get him to play in #Kinnitty for a night?! @giltrapsglamping #garthbrooks
I joined my fellow @offalycountycouncil @finegael Councillors at the Michael Collins 100th Commemoration at Béal na Bláth this afternoon.

A true giant amongst men in every way, with a legacy that has lived well beyond his short 31 years.
This morning I joined a panel discussion with @piercedargan & @HuntCafeLimk led by EU Commissioner @mcguinnesseu to highlight the multiple challenges facing businesses now, and as we embrace the winter months. https://t.co/PkmyiD7PqQ johnclendennen photo
Great to welcome An Tánaiste @leovaradkar to #Offaly today for the @tullamoreshow - Ireland’s largest one day show. First show since 2019, well done to all the committee and many volunteers for making the entire day a huge success. #VisitOffaly #Tullamore #TullamoreShow https://t.co/TyTxC2jYOB johnclendennen photo

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This morning I joined a panel discussion with @piercedargan & @HuntCafeLimk led by EU Commissioner @mcguinnesseu to highlight the multiple challenges facing businesses now, and as we embrace the winter months. https://t.co/PkmyiD7PqQ johnclendennen photo
Great to welcome An Tánaiste @leovaradkar to #Offaly today for the @tullamoreshow - Ireland’s largest one day show. First show since 2019, well done to all the committee and many volunteers for making the entire day a huge success. #VisitOffaly #Tullamore #TullamoreShow https://t.co/TyTxC2jYOB johnclendennen photo

About John

JOHN CLENDENNEN 

OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website!

​I'm from the village of Kinnitty at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and I've been involved with Fine Gael all my life through my father, Percy, an elected Fine Gael Councillor to Offaly County Council for forty years. I was first elected to Offaly County Council in May 2014, representing the Birr Municipal District.

​My experience prior to politics was in the private sector, having studied Business Studies & Hotel Management at Shannon College of Hotel Management and a Masters Degrees in Marketing at University College Dublin Michael Smurfit School of Business.

​My experience in the hospitality sector was gained both at home and abroad, having worked for some of the largest multinational hotel chains in the world. In 2011, I made the decision to return to my home county of Offaly, and undertake the responsibility of instilling a new lease of life in the family pub.

Since 2011, I have refurbished and enhanced the business offering, which now includes Townhouse accommodation and glamping site with capacity for 40 guests, which has proven successful. There are currently plans underway to increase further the accommodation and pub capacity with a refurbishment plan for the pub and introduction of additional guests rooms to increase overall accommodation capacity to 60 guests.

In my spare time, one of my favourite pastimes is GAA, particularly hurling, and delighted to have achieved a childhood dream of winning a Leinster Minor Hurling Championship with Offaly, in Croke park in 2000.

I am a strong advocate for social media and sharing updates on my political works, so please feel free to connect with me and if I can ever be of assistance please don't hesitate to to get in touch.

John Clendennen
Offaly County Council

Offaly County Council

My work at Offaly County Council

Since my election to Offaly County Council in 2014, I have been to the fore in maximising the potential for the county, developing its long term sustainability and optimising the environment to ensure further job creation.

Many policies are primarily influenced by national government policy, however, I firmly believe that local authorities play an important role in determining how national funding is invested local. 

At present, there is a strong appetite to develop our tourism offering within the county, continued investment in rural infrastructure and services such as roads, schools, Gardaí and healthcare, while also ensuring that the future of risk of Brexit to SME's and the Agriculture sector is mitigated.
2018-10-15 - Civic Reception Peter Gallagher-7174

Commitees

In addition to assisting many local development and community groups across the county, I have the privilege of serving on a broad range of committees through Offaly County Council. In my first terms as an elected representative, it has been an honour to be nominated as Chairperson of the Birr Municipal District (2015) and Vice-Chairperson of Offaly County Council (2018).

Some of the committees which I am associated with through my work as an elected representative include:

- Offaly County Council Environment Strategic Policy Committee (Chairperson)
- Offaly Local Community Developmen Committee (Chairperson)
- Offaly Joint Policing Committee (Vice Chairperson)
- Offaly County Council Roads Emergency Services Strategic Policy Committee
- Irish Public Bodies
- Offaly Tourism Company Ltd
- Birr Theatre Arts Centre

Fine Gael In Offaly

Your local Fine Gael team
Fine Gael in Offaly has over six hundred members from across the county enthusiastically involved in all facets of the local organisation. There is a fun and social element to politics which for many, is both enjoyable and rewarding. Some of the events organised throughout the year include district & constituency meetings, fundraising events, party national conference and the Ard Fheis. Fine Gael are always welcome to people getting involved so why not register your interest today?

There are four Fine Gael Elected Representative in Offaly,  Cllr. Liam Quinn and Cllr. Noel Cribbin (Edenderry Municipal District), Cllr. Neil Feighery (Tullamore Municipal District) & Cllr. John Clendennn (Birr Municipcal District).

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John Clendennen  |  Kinnitty, Birr, Co Offaly  |  (087) 6118883  |  [email protected]
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