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.

More Littering 30-05-21

The clothes bank on the old Longford road and the back of St Mary’s Church are rapidly becoming litter blackspots. We ask people to dispose of their litter properly and keep our town tidy.

Volunteer Week 2021

Message from Gerard Smith Volunteer Centre Coordinator – As part of volunteer week this year we are asking people to “spruce up their street” in some small way, be it picking up a bit of litter to planting a tree etc. I have attached a poster of same and you might want to help promote it through your group. We are asking people to send in pics and we’ll post them both locally and nationally and will also be asking local media outlets if they will cover it. In light of current restrictions it is something that can be done whilst people maintain social distancing..Anyone interested please get in touch with Tom Dooley or add a comment. Thanks!

Charlotte’s Row

A small new housing development off of Church Street has been given the name of Charlotte’s Row. There is an historical link to this name as the original Charlotte’s Row was also on Church Street and named after Charlotte Edgeworth, sister to Maria Edgeworth and a noted artist. These photos show the new entrance with flower boxes and arrangements done by Michael McCormack. We’d like to complement Mick on the work done and thank him and Beatrice Patterson for supplying the photos.

Mixed week

So it’s been a mixed week or so for Tidy Towns – a couple of years ago we erected some flower boxes on a bridge over the local river and bolted them in place. In recent days some group took offence to these boxes and proceeded to rip them off the wall not only succeeding in doing this but managed to dislodge part of the black wall as well.

On a more positive note, in conjunction with Longford County Council we planted a shrub bed at the Granard Road end of The Walks, one of our successful projects from 2020.

St Mary’s Church

On Saturday morning 6th March Tidy Towns picked up several bags of rubbish from the back of St Mary’s Church and in the car park> this spot is an ongoing black spot for littering and broken glass. We ask that people who use this place to please take away their rubbish.

Abhainn Glas Cleanup

On February 27th Tidy Towns undertook a cleanup along a walkway in the Abhainn Glas estate, at the request of the Litter Warden. A lot of rubbish was collected. Thanks to Ivan and Marian from Mostrim Oaks for helping out.

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