‘Kilkenny App’ group to brief the borough council

A GROUP currently developing a new mobile app for Kilkenny will make a presentation to the members of Kilkenny Borough Council immediately prior to next month’s meeting.

A GROUP currently developing a new mobile app for Kilkenny will make a presentation to the members of Kilkenny Borough Council immediately prior to next month’s meeting.

The local group have suggested that the app be linked with the tourist signage scheme in Kilkenny, and include details of places and goings-on around the county. This would require the support of the local authorities.

Cllr Andrew McGuinness (FF) said that the app is unlike anything else on the market.

“I did look at everything available, and there is nothing else at the level they are doing,” he said.

“Tourists would need wifi, this group have identified a way to get around that.”

Town Clerk Brian Tyrrell said that the presentation would take the form of a demonstration or ‘informal briefing’, and not a sales pitch. He said that the app was something the council had a keen interest in.

“The borough council has a significant volume of information it would want to have on a map - relating to traffic, carparks, public toilets,” he said.

“I imagine we would make this information available to someone for an app.”

Cllr Martin Brett (FG) said that the content, and idea behind it could be used to develop Kilkenny’s signage scheme and to help local events.

“I think it would be a serious boost to advertise what is on at times,” he said.