Council receives submissions for design of crest for South and West Kerry

Kerry County Council has received just two responses to invitations to design a crest and chain of office for the South and West Kerry Municipal District. In December, the council invited artists and designers to submit design proposals for the only district in Kerry which does not have an official crest or chain of office for its cathaoirleach. Kerry County Council entrance When the new municipal districts in the county were formed last year, Tralee, Killarney and Listowel began to use the chains of office of the former town councils in their respective areas. However, the South and West Kerry Municipal District did not have a crest for official business or a chain of office for its cathaoirleach. The budget for the sterling silver chain and crest was set at €5,000 inclusive of design, fabrication, VAT and all other costs. The design brief said submissions should incorporate visual references to the unique features of the south and west Kerry area. Kerry County Council confirmed that two design submissions have been received. They will now be adjudicated upon before one is selected for use.