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What We Do

Details of the functions carried out by Baltinglass Municipal District.

Baltinglass Municipal District

Baltinglass Municipal District covers a wide geographical area in West Wicklow, encompassing towns and villages such as Blessington, Hollywood, Donard, Dunlavin, Grangecon, Baltinglass, Kiltegan, Knockananna, Rathdangan, Tinahely, Shillelagh and Carnew. This area covers over 91,290 hectares, with a population of over 25,267.

Some of the many and varied functions carried out by Baltinglass Municipal District include:

  • Local representation and civic leadership
  • Maintenance of national road N81 in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Kildare County Council
  • Maintenance and improvement of a vast networks of both local and regional roads
  • Local footpath renewal
  • Repairs to housing stock owned by Wicklow County Council
  • Litter control and street cleaning
  • Drain maintenance
  • Maintenance of parks, playgrounds and open spaces
  • Supporting local festivals and community groups
  • Promotion of road safety through provision of school warden services
  • Tourism and economic development
  • Maintenance of burial grounds
  • Improvements to the public realm
  • Provision of public convenience in Blessington
  • Maintenance of courthouses in Baltinglass and Shillelagh
  • Liaison with community groups throughout the area
  • Provision of a Motor Tax service every Tuesday in Blessington