Meet the candidate: Ballymahon Municipal District Brigid Duffy (Fianna Fáil)
Name: Brigid Duffy
Party: Fianna Fáil
Occupation: Secretary in St Mary’s NS Edgeworthstown
My name is Brigid Duffy. I was born and raised in Edgeworthstown and it’s still my home today. My mother is an Edgeworthstown native and my father is native of Moyne but has called Edgeworthstown home for forty years.
After many years in the motor trade I decided on a change and took up a position as a secretary in St Mary’s NS Edgeworthstown. It was like coming full circle returning to my old primary school. I love my job and the people I work with. It’s fantastic to work right in the heart of my community.
I am a member of the Fianna Fáil Party and am proudly running under that banner in this year’s local elections. Over the last number of years I have worked with many community groups in my home town including, Tidy Towns, Traders Association, Community Games etc. From breakfast mornings to Christmas fairs and lights, Halloween festivals, large scale fundraisers, local drama and many other things I can honestly say that I love doing anything that involves my community and is for its betterment.
All of these things were really the catalyst for me deciding to run in this year’s elections.
I have seen how good our community can be but we can only do so much without local representation living in the area. I believe that if I am elected I can better represent Edgeworthstown and its needs as I am living and working in the heart of the town.
This makes me accessible to people and I think better placed to see and action the issues relating to our area.
Edgeworthstown has a lot to offer but could benefit from more services, and better support from our local council to make us the thriving hub we once were and that is my goal.