Cllr Dessie Larkin Mayor of Letterkenny
Dessie Larkin has been a member of Letterkenny Town Council since 1998. This is his third term as Mayor of Letterkenny. He is also a member of Donegal County Council since 1998 were he served as the first ever Mayor of Donegal in 2006.
At present, Dessie Chairs the Donegal County Development Board(CDB) which oversees the Social, economic and culture development of Donegal.
As part of his duties as Chairman of the CDB he oversees the Peace 3 partnership which deals with the legacy of the troubles and also challenges attitudes around sectrarism and racism in Donegal.
Married to Mary they have four children. Dessie has a Diploma( First class Honours at higher Level) in Irish politics and Local government. He is currently studying for a BA(Hons) Degree in Public Management.
At a national level he was appointed by the Minister of Environment onto the board of Culture Ireland. Locally he continues to chair The Special Policy Committee(SPC) for Housing and Corporate on Donegal County Council.
Dessie’s lifetime interest in Sports coupled with his involvement and love of the Arts and Culture have contributed to his appointments as a Director of An Grianán Theatre, Errigal Arts Festival and as a Financial controller of the Donegal Sports Partnership.