05 Jul 2022

Kildare politician says it's 'embarrassing' Naas doesn't have its own flag

Town crest also needed

Kildare politician says it's 'embarrassing' Naas doesn't have its own flag

Mayor Seamie Moore

A  town crest and flag should be designed for Naas.

Naas Mayor Seamie Moore said it is embarrassing to attend official functions involving other local authorities which have flags - while Naas does not.

Cllr Moore said that the history department of Maynooth University should be asked to come up with design options for a crest and flag.

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Kildare County Council official Christine O’Grady said that online research has provided a flag of Naas with blue and which colouring with the local authority crest of a snake in the centre.

A Naas Municipal District meeting was told however that an application for a crest would need to be made to the Office of the Chief Herald in Ireland. KCC policy makes reference to a County Kildare flag but to no other local flags. 

Cllr Moore said a crest and flag would “give credibility to the present county town and its important historical place in Ireland.”

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