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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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Great to see plans for Kinnitty Athletic Club starting to take shape. ##DateForYourDiary
Boil Water Notice on Birr Public Water Supply LIFTED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. 
Boil Water Notice remains in place for section of Birr town until further notice as a precaution. 

All current interruptions to supply should be resolved today. #WorkingForOffaly
BOIL WATER NOTICE REMAINS IN PLACE for affected residents in Birr until further notice. 

Irish Water have also advised me this morning that supply disruption at water treatment plant should be resolved for all residents today.
Boil Water Notice issued for customers supplied by Birr Public Water Supply

Wednesday, 30 August 2023: Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Uisce Éireann have issued a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of approximately 5,173 customers supplied by Birr Public Water Supply. This is due to operational issues at the water treatment plant.

All customers supplied by Birr Public Water Supply are impacted. As shown in the map, this includes the area from the Lidl store to the North of Birr to the Airfield to the South and from Riverstown to the West and Clonoghil Lower to the East.

Customers can check if their property is included by visiting the Water Quality section of and entering the property’s Eircode or by calling the Uisce Éireann’s customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278. A map of the area is attached and available to view on the supply and service section of 

All consumers affected by this notice must boil their water before drinking. 

Water must be boiled for:

Drinks made with water;
Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating;
Brushing of teeth;
Making of ice - discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.
What actions should be taken:

Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads);
Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling;
Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink;
Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water;
Preparing Infant Formula: Where a Boil Water Notice is in place, you can prepare infant formula from tap water that has been boiled once (rolling boil for 1 minute) and cooled beforehand.
A really unique opportunity for small business in the #JustTransition Region. @failteireland_intmedia have today announced details of a grant scheme to develop the tourism sector across the midlands. 

Grant-aid rates will be determined by State aid rules and eigibility criteria will be a requirement to qualify for the following grant amounts:

✅ Micro investment grants can be offered up to a value of €10,000 at a grant-aid rate of 100% of total project costs (or lower, at the discretion of Fáilte Ireland and as State Aid rules allow)

✅ Investment grants of between €10,001 and €275,000 may be offered at a maximum grant-aid rate of 80% of total project costs (or lower, at the discretion of Fáilte Ireland and as State Aid rules allow)

✅ Investment grants of between €275,001 and €2,000,000 may be offered at a maximum grant-aid rate of 80% of total project costs (or lower, at the discretion of Fáilte Ireland and subject to State Aid rules).

✅ Awards of investment grants greater than €2,000,000 may be considered, at the discretion of Fáilte Ireland, for projects that will deliver a significant high economic impact. 

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We fully support @ShowMeID1 Be Age OK summer campaign to promote responsible trading and prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors…

#KeepVat9 is vital for the survival of many hospitality businesses across the country. @VFIpubs partnering with @Irishtourismind @RAI_ie & @LVADublinPubs with will continue to engage with all political parties, seeking an extension beyond the August deadline.…

Many thanks to @FineGael parliamentary party for hosting a productive meeting regarding VAT9% this afternoon. Our President @johnclendennen and CEO @padraigcribben outlined how crucial 9% rate is for pubs serving food #KEEPVAT9

A strong collaboration between @HeinekenIE_News @LVADublinPubs and @VFIpubs to highlight the on the job learning and job satisfaction in the pub trade, and a skillset that can be beneficial across the globe. There’s No Experience Like Bar Experience.…

We're delighted to support @HeinekenIE_News ‘There’s No Experience Like Bar Experience’ campaign along with @LVADublinPubs

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About John



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.
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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

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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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