Composting Guide

An Taisce have produced a guide to Composting which can be downloaded from their website – or you can use the link on the side of this page.

For years, the garden and landscape industry has been selling us peat moss as “compost.” In reality, this is an inaccurate use of the term “compost.” Peat moss and compost are very different. Peat is produced over thousands of years in a waterlogged bog without air. On the other hand, compost is made in less than a year from the decomposition of plant material in the presence of oxygen. You can read more here

Abbeyleix Biodiversity Walk 18-09-21

Two of us took a trip to Abbeyleix and spent a couple of hours in the company of their Tidy Towns people visiting their town and seeing the work they were doing. We had an enjoyable day and a lovely lunch in their community garden. Thanks to Abbeyleix Tidy Towns for their kind invitation.

Community Work

There has been some great work happening in our town in recent weeks thanks the efforts of our CE and TUS workers who have been creating some biodiverse beds in the Green, adding a splash of colour to one of our more popular amenities. Others have been toiling away on the approach roads, cleaning them up, removing weeds and overhanging branches. We’d like to thank all the workers for the great work they have been doing. Tony Gaffney, Stephen Ledwith, Cathal Kelly, David Greene, Carmel Noone, PJ Nugent, Keith O’Hara, Jason Kelly, PJ Kelly and Janis Ragauskas. are the people involved. Photo credits Tony Gaffney and Tom Dooley.

Longford Live & Local

Over the past weekend (28th and 29th August) two concerts were held in The Green in Edgeworthstown, part of Longford Live & Local. Pauline Flood and Mostrim Players organized a collection in aid of Tidy Towns, which was generously supported by the audiences, raising over €370 for our group. We’d like to thank Pauline, Mostrim Players and all who donated to the collection. Don’t forget lines are on sale for our Harvest Draw in Edgeworthstown Post Office.

Heritage Week 2021

As part of Heritage Week 2021 a number of our volunteers attended a Biodiversity and Heritage Walk in Edgeworthstown on Sunday 15th August. Hosted by the Edgeworth Society the Walk featured contributions from Matt Farrell of the Society, local ecologist Noreen McLoughlin, tree expert and owner of Tullynally Castle Thomas Pakenham and horticulturalist Octavia Tulloch. It was an informative and enjoyable walk.

Raffle 2021

Tidy Towns are having a fundraiser, with six great prizes. Tickets on sale in the Post Office. Draw will take place on the 24th September. Please support.

Fabulous Finds

A new charity shop opened in town on Saturday 3rd July, staffed by volunteers it will sell clothes, jewelry, art, shoes and books. Profits from the shop will go towards supporting the work of the Edgeworthstown District and Development Agency and the work they do for our town. We wish all involved great success in this new venture.

Schools Competition 2021

Tidy Towns School Competition in conjunction with Mullingar Credit Union
Dandelions are the favourite food of wild bees so next year the grass on the bypass will remain uncut until dandelions finish flowering. For this years School Competition we ask children to design a a sign that will be placed on the bypass. The Competition was sponsored by Mullingar Credit Union. We’d like to thank them for their support. We’d also like to thank the children who entered the competition, their teachers and schools. This years standard was very high so we gave out extra prizes.

Over all Winner – Roisin Green

St Mary’s

  1. Eric Kok – €30
  2. Darragh Kelly – €15
  3. Devine Smullen – €10

€5 winners

Patricija Ziekmore
Mia Lynn
Paul Aibogun
Ciaran Browne
Amy Rooney
Kaspian P.
Luke Morgan
Kristyna Baloghova

St John’s

  1. Sam Ferguson – €30
  2. Zoe Snell – €15
  3. Thomas Denniston – €10

€5 Winners

Tnomas Ward
Jasmine McClean#
Rheanna Waters
Michelle Monaghan
Dean Waters
Lucy Charters

New Work 19-06-21

Tidy Towns have been busy recently. cleaning a half-ton of grit and rubbish from the cemetery, planting flowers in planets and, in conjunction with Midland Gardening have been working on the Walks where new pollinators have been planted – we’d like to thank Oliver and Ciaran for the great work, we look forward to these blooming in the future.

Charlotte’s Row and Church Street

Michael McCormack sent on these photos of Charlotte’s Row and Church Street which are both looking great. Thanks Michael. It’s volunteers like this that helps keep our town looking well.

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