Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019

Sunday 10th November we held a wreath laying ceremony at the World War I memorial. We’d like to thank John Cahill, Tom Dooley, Dessie Rynn and Matt Farrell for their help with the organising of this ceremony and Marie Mallon for laying the wreath.

The hostilities of the First World War ceased on November 11, 1918, at 11:00 a.m. –  the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The following year saw the first observance of a day to remember and honour those who died, including twenty seven men from this parish who are commemorated here and to give thanks for the sacrifices of those who came back from the war.  Since then, Irish men have fought in other conflicts and also served and are serving with the United Nations peacekeepers and many have given their lives so that we might enjoy freedom today. They too should be remembered.

They were young, as we are young,
They served, giving freely of themselves.
To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,
To carry their torch and never forget.
We will remember them.

Person of the Year Awards

Friday 11th of October we traveled to the Longford Arms to support Beatrice Patterson in the Longford Person of the Year awards. While Beatrice did not get chosen as overall winner we are proud that she was nominated and was a worthy nominee. Beatrice also has been 40 years employed with C&D which the company marked at an event on Friday morning so lots of celebrations in the Patterson house this weekend. It is a mark of her dedication that she was out bright and early this morning sweeping the streets and emptying bins. Congratulations Beatrice, all the nominees and overall winners Mullinaghta GFC.

 

Tidy Towns Results 2019

Results are out for 2019 and we increased our marks by 7 points from last year. Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters for their help to achieve this result. We hope the new street works and library will boost our marks next year. Full results and report can be found here
https://tidytowns.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/…/2019-County-…
Image below has a summary of our results, compared to 2018

Results

Best Premises Awards 2019

We held our Best Premises Awards event last night in Jack’s Corner House and we’d like to thank our hosts for their hospitality. We also held the raffle draw. We’d also like to thank those who supported our raffle and Liz in the Post Office for selling so many lines and all those who support us throughout the year and Billy Flynn for adjudicating the awards.

Best premises Awards (and adjudicator comments). Congrats to all the winners

1st First Class Oriental – very pleasing paint scheme and spotlessly clean.

2nd Johnny’s Barbershop – a bold and striking choice of colour and motif. Neat and tidy.

3rd L&J (Tech Shop) – Really neat and well-organised display and spotless windows and pavement swept.

Raffle Winners. Congrats to all the winners

1st prize – Harvest Hamper – Mairead O’Flatherty/Sheila Hughes

2nd prize – Beauty Products Hamper – Maura McLoughlin

3rd prize – Newbridge Silverware Jewelry – Rose Gettings

4th prize – Canteen of Saucepans – James O’Reilly

5th prize – Original Painting – (Evening Cycle to Edgeworthstown) – Marie Duffy

Longford Person of the Year

We’d like to congratulate our own Beatrice Patterson on her nomination for the 2019 Longford Person of the Year. Beatrice always does such great work for Tidy Towns every year and we are delighted to support her nomination.

 

Beatrice

 

 

Harvest Draw 2019

We are holding our annual Harvest Draw again this year with some great prizes, including this original painting by Tom Dooley – full list below. Thanks for all your support and we hope you will continue to support our activities. All money raised goes back into the town in some shape or form.

1st prize – Harvest Hamper

2nd prize – Beauty Products Hamper

3rd prize – Newbridge Silverware Jewelry

4th prize – Canteen of Saucepans

5th prize – Original Painting – (Evening Cycle to Edgeworthstown)

Lines are €2 and go on sale from Monday, in Quinns and John Farrells and from Tuesday in the Post Office

Draw talks place on 20th SeptemberIMG_2502

New Flower Boxes

We recently erected six new flower boxes on the bridge over the river. These were made by Tom Dooley and will be painted when weather permits.