Dandelions and Bees

To promote the importance of Dandelions we have put out six posters highlighting this on the bypass. The posters were designed by Roisin Greene who won the TidyTowns/Credit Union competition last year. For this reason we will not be cutting the grass here. Watch out for these as you pass by.

Spring Clean 2022

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns would like to thank all those who braved the weather to help with the Spring Clean today, to those who worked in their estates or on their own roads today and over the past couple of days, our Tus and CE workers who are doing great work in and around the town. We filled a skip today, Cemetery continues to be a blackspot. If anyone wishes to volunteer to help out or wants to start up a group in their own estates please contact Tom Dooley or Paul Ross. Well done to all.

Forthcoming events

  1. Tidy Towns AGM on 2nd February at 7.30 pm, Maria Edgeworth Centre
  2. Spring clean up. ETT are hoping to hold a spring clean up in early February. Anyone interested in helping out can let us know , via social media or contacting Tom Dooley.
    Date to be decided at AGM
  3. Edgeworthstown Digital Hub and Training Centre will be opening early March 22. The management of the hub are planning an evening for the community close to the opening date.

Rubbish start to New Year

So three days into a new year and nothing much has changed, household rubbish removed from the car park in front of the creche by Tidy Towns today. You always hope for different, don’t you?

New Library

After a long delay due to Covid the brand new Edgeworthstown Library will be open to all on Monday 22nd November. Aided by Edgeworthstown Development Association, and Longford Library the project has finally reached completion, a magnificent new addition to our town, turning what was a blackspot in the town centre to a brand new state of the art library that is spacious, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Congratulations to all involved.

Tidy Towns Results 2021

We are delighted to announce our score for the 2021 Tidy Towns Competition. We scored 302 marks – there was no competition in 2020 and our mark is a 13 point increase on our 2019 results. A big thanks to Edgeworthstown Development, our TUS workers, our volunteers and all our local supporters, businesses and individuals. There are some great initiatives happening in town that will help us build on this years result.

Recent News

Recently local shop owner John Farrell, popular owner of J&M Gift Stores retired from his business. John was always a keen supporter of Tidy Towns, helping to sweep the street, look after flowers and sponsored hampers for the Harvest Raffles. We wish John all the best in his retirement.

Also recently we did some work around the statue of Maria Edgeworth which in on the Dublin Road just outside of town.

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.

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