Tidy Towns Funding

Statement from local Councillor Paul Ross regarding funding coming to Tidy Towns

“Following on from Minister Michael Rings announcement of funding for Tidy Towns groups in Longford on Friday I asked him to send me the list of funding for each group which you can see below. This is a terrific grant from the minister which will continue the great work keeping our county looking beautiful and a great reward to our hard working tidy towns committees.”




Premises Awards Night 2018

We held our annual Best Premises awards last night and we’d like to congratulate the winners. We’d also like to thank again all those who support us through the year – the Traders, people who look after flower displays, do clean-ups in their areas, they make life easier for us and help make our town and parish look much nicer. A special mention the Beatrice Patterson who always goes that one step extra. Finally thanks to Mel Conefrey for hosting our event.

2018 Results

Well the big day has arrived and we have received our results. For the past number of years we have increased our marks and this year is no exception- increasing by 12 marks. This is down to the hard work of the volunteers and the support of the community and we’d like to thank anyone who helped out with our various activities through the year. We hope to continue improving as the years go on.


Fundraising Raffle

Tidy Towns will be outside SuperValu on Saturday next from 10.00am to 6.00pm selling lines for our annual fundraiser – three great prizes to be won. All money goes to Tidy Towns to support our efforts through the year so please support. Thank You.


National Schools Competition

We held our Tidy Towns Schools Competition again this year, sponsored by Longford Credit Union. Over all winner was Bryan Moorehead. Other winners were Oriel Waters in St John’s NS and Caoimhe Connell and Ella Grant in St Mary’s NS. Thanks to Longford Credit Union for sponsorship. Congratulations to all our winners.

Anti-dumping initiative 2018

From Gary Brady at Longford County Council

As part of the Anti Dumping Initiative 2018

Longford County Council will host two free

Mattress collection days at:

Furniture Recycling Ltd Towns Park Longford

on Saturday 14th July from 9am-1pm only


Mulleadys Waste Ltd Drumlish on

Saturday 21st July from 9am-1pm only

Mattresses must be Clean and Dry.

Household mattresses only, no bed bases or frames

There is a maximum limit of 5 mattresses per vehicle.

Enquiries: Longford County Council Environment Section

Email: environment@longfordcoco.ie Tel. 043-3343451

Sports – a new initiative

A Chara,

A Community Sports and Physical Hub has been developed in Edgeworthstown as part of the National Physical Activity Plan. The Hub itself is based in St. Marys Community Campus CLG on the Granard Road in Edgeworthstown. The Sports Hub will give the people of Edgeworthstown and surrounding areas the chance to experience the benefits of a Sports Hub. The Hub will maximise local sports facilities through linkages with local schools, sports clubs, community groups and other physical activity groups. The main objective of the Sports Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities targeting disadvantaged areas with a specific focus on adolescents/young people. If you would like more information on the Community Sports and Physical Hub, Please come along to our open meeting on Thursday the 28th June at 8pm in St.Marys Community Campus Clg. Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.




Laura Doyle
Community Sports Co-ordinator
St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown Community Campus Clg.