There are eight candidates with six seats up for grabs.
The new-look Castlecomer Electoral Area has the lowest candidate-to-seat ratio in Kilkenny in the May 24 local elections. There are eight candidates, and all bar two of them will be elected, with six seats up for grabs.
Five of the eight are sitting councillors, with the area's sixth councillor, Pat Millea, set to retire. Those five are joined by Tullaroan's Michael Delaney (FF), Sinn Fein's Joseph Kavanagh, and the former senator Pat O' Neill (snr), who was previously a candidate in the former Thomastown area. The eight candidates are:
Michael Delaney (Fianna Fail)
The Village Shop
Joseph Kavanagh (Sinn Fein)
Pat Fitzpatrick (Fianna Fail)
Michael McCarthy (Fianna Fail)
Mary Hilda Cavanagh (Fine Gael)
Pat O’Neill (Fine Gael)
John Brennan (Fine Gael)
Denis Hynes (Labour Party)