Sunday Walk 28-05023

Tidy Towns doesn’t work in a vacuum, we very much appreciate the businesses and individuals who contribute to keeping our town looking as good as possible. Here are some photos of different projects going on around town, some well progressed, others just starting

Bridge upgrade

A recent project that Tidy Towns have been involved in is the upgrade of the bridge at the Green where stone facing was added to blend in with the older stone walls. Photos below show the bridge from a couple of years ago and how it looks today.

May Events

This month has started off with a bang with the Edgeworth Literary Festival taking centre-stage for four days from the 4th to the 7th of May. As part of their 2023 Festival an International Conference was held in Edgeworthstown to mark the 225th Anniversary of the publication of Practical Education, a guide on early education written by Maria Edgeworth, her father Richard Lovell, with input from Honora Edgeworth, second wife of Richard. This conference attracted speakers from Ireland, the UK, the US and Italy and over 120 educationalists attended the event.

Later on this month, Mostrim Players, the local drama society will perform at the Backstage Theatre in Longford a new play Tomfoolery at the Folly. The Players also featured at the Edgeworth Festival and members of Tidy Towns were involved with the Festival and with Mostrim Players. Another highlight of the Festival was the Artisan Market and among the stalls was Longford Beekeepers who had a demonstration hive on display and a world of information to share.

But its not all about Festivals and drama but also about the environment and our regular work continues around town. We have resumed our second sessions on Saturdays as well as our Wednesday evening sessions and as well as approach road clean-ups we have been working on signage in town which gathers quite a lot of dust and dirt.

The late Mrs D

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns would like to extend their condolences to the Donohoe family on the passing of Philomena. Where there was volunteer work to be done she was there, cajoling, organising, occasionally giving out but always ready to lend her support and advice. A small frame but a big hearted lady Mrs D will always be remembered – may she rest in peace.

Spring Clean 25-02-23

Spring cleanup. 25/2/23. Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported us in our spring cleanup. Fifteen volunteers came out at 2pm yesterday and picked rubbish on the approach roads to the town , the cemetery in and around the town. Thanks to those who did clean ups in their own areas. Thanks to Ciaran Callaghan who provided the skip.

Happy New Year

Well another year has drawn to a close. We had a good year in terms of judging, but there is always more to do. We got through some good work and had some stuff we did not get to. Getting new faces continues to be a challenge (a challenge faced by all voluntary groups) but we have a good community spirit in town and there are those who take on work in their own areas/estates and others who will help out at times during the year when time allows. As always we look forward to a new year for us and hopefully to continue the work and improve our marks. We wish our volunteers and their families a Happy New Year.

Estate Award

Well done to the residents of Devine Crescent, Edgeworthstown, on coming in 2nd place of the Large Estate Category in the Longford County Council Better Estate Awards 2022.
Congratulations to all involved

2022 Tidy Towns Results

We are delighted to announce a 17 point increase in our points from 2021 to 2022. Great credit to our volunteers and supporters. Full report can be seen here – (PDF viewer required)

Thanks to all who continue to support our efforts in this competition!

2022 Tidy Towns Raffle – Update

Reminder that lines are still on sale for our annual fundraiser and you can find us outside SuperValu on Saturday 17th between 10 and 4 so come on down and show your support!

Seniors Alert Scheme

The Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) has been established to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities. It provides funding for a personal monitored alarm, connected to a contact centre to enable older persons of 65 or older and to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development via Pobal with equipment made available through community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations registered with Pobal under the SAS.
To avail of the service contact Edgeworthstown Development at 087 9305497

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