The oldest serving councillor in Ireland is set to become a Mayor in Donegal today.

Energetic Ian McGarvey from Ramelton is expected to be named as the new Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Council.

The council will hold its annual general meeting in the Milford Public Services Centre this afternoon at 5.00 pm where the position of Mayor for the year ahead is on the agenda.

The out-going Mayor is Letterkenny based Sinn Féin Cllr. Gerry McMonagle.

Cllr. McGarvey - who was a noted football in his day with his beloved Swilly Rovers - continues to lead a very active lifestyle.

The clip below shows Cllr. McGarvey taking time out for a wee dance just minutes after he was re-elected in the small hours of the morning back in 2014 at the count centre in Letterkenny.

Cllr. McGarvey, an independent, got the fourth highest first preference vote in the Letterkenny electoral area in the 2014 local elections.

He was first elected to Donegal Co. Council in 2004.

He retained his seat in 2009 and 2014, despite changes to the electoral areas.

Running for Fianna Fáil, he contested the 1999 General Election in the Donegal North-East constituency but was unsuccessful in his bid for a Dáil seat.

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