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 €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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2020 Clár Programme Will Help Rural Communities in Offaly Respond to COVID-19

Fine Gael Councillor, John Clendennen, is encouraging local groups in Offaly to apply for the Government’s 2020 Clár Programmme, which has a total fund of €5 million and is designed to help rural communities respond to the challenge of COVID-19.

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Did you know #Kinnitty had it’s own #Hollywood Director in early 1900’s?!Almost 5 years ago, the local community workin with @offalycoco & @OffalyArts told story of #RexIngram in a unique, informative & fun way!🇮🇪🎞📽🇺🇸 @RexKinnitty #history @offalyhistory https://t.co/5U6GoNOhMd https://t.co/RxQlbZwl4O
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#Otd 1892: Birth #Dublin Rex Ingram. Raised Kinnitty rectory, Offaly.🧑‍🎓 @sccdublin @YaleAlumni. Age 27 "world's greatest director"! The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse his most successful silent📽️! Made 27📽️, set up studio, wrote📚! https://t.co/sDmLo3fpqN https://t.co/G19B0j2Fgx https://t.co/wsFPTb3nyR

Brilliant initiative & great to have @VisitKinnitty involved. @Failte_Ireland leaving no stone unturned in building on momentum behind #SlieveBloom #BikeTrails Put it in the diary for a visit post current 5k Covid restrictions! 🚵🏻‍♀️🚵🏻 https://t.co/zpSjpljkMB
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The first of our Slieve Bloom Destination Development workshops kicks off virtually today with 18 key local businesses, focused on Action Planning & Selling the Destination Together, driving visitors & increasing dwell time in the Region when safe to do so. #IrelandsAncientEast https://t.co/tEeVcBfKCj

Irish hauliers proving to be a versatile bunch! #Brexit https://t.co/j9LklMYI30
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The WB Yeats of Irish Ferries has switched from the Dublin/Holyhead route to service extra Irish freight travelling Dublin/Cherbourg - reflects fall-off in use of British landbridge by Irish hauliers.

It would normally only switch to French routes from March/April. https://t.co/Ok3P5rpTbM

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Did you know #Kinnitty had it’s own #Hollywood Director in early 1900’s?!Almost 5 years ago, the local community workin with @offalycoco & @OffalyArts told story of #RexIngram in a unique, informative & fun way!🇮🇪🎞📽🇺🇸 @RexKinnitty #history @offalyhistory https://t.co/5U6GoNOhMd https://t.co/RxQlbZwl4O
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Irish History Bitesize! @lorraineelizab6
#Otd 1892: Birth #Dublin Rex Ingram. Raised Kinnitty rectory, Offaly.🧑‍🎓 @sccdublin @YaleAlumni. Age 27 "world's greatest director"! The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse his most successful silent📽️! Made 27📽️, set up studio, wrote📚! https://t.co/sDmLo3fpqN https://t.co/G19B0j2Fgx https://t.co/wsFPTb3nyR

Brilliant initiative & great to have @VisitKinnitty involved. @Failte_Ireland leaving no stone unturned in building on momentum behind #SlieveBloom #BikeTrails Put it in the diary for a visit post current 5k Covid restrictions! 🚵🏻‍♀️🚵🏻 https://t.co/zpSjpljkMB
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Fáilte Ireland @Failte_Ireland
The first of our Slieve Bloom Destination Development workshops kicks off virtually today with 18 key local businesses, focused on Action Planning & Selling the Destination Together, driving visitors & increasing dwell time in the Region when safe to do so. #IrelandsAncientEast https://t.co/tEeVcBfKCj

Irish hauliers proving to be a versatile bunch! #Brexit https://t.co/j9LklMYI30
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Paul Colgan @paulcolgan
The WB Yeats of Irish Ferries has switched from the Dublin/Holyhead route to service extra Irish freight travelling Dublin/Cherbourg - reflects fall-off in use of British landbridge by Irish hauliers.

It would normally only switch to French routes from March/April. https://t.co/Ok3P5rpTbM

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.

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 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 Development 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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