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.

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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.

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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.

 

Work Day 16th June

Some photos from the work carried out today , a couple of areas revisited and a new planter in Church Street.

Edgeworthstown History

In conjunction with the Irish Independent Newspaper Cultural Longford are producing a supplement celebrating Maria Edgeworth’s 250th birthday as well as other aspects of culture in Longford county. The supplement will be published on the 25th April in the Independent and we think it will give you a good overview of Longford’s Cultural landscape.

There is such a wealth of great stories in our county and in our town the Edgeworth Society hope this publication will attract visitors to the town who want to hear those stories…

 

Spring Clean & Fun Run

Well it’s been a busy weekend for Tidy Towns. On Saturday we held our Spring Clean – we had a great crew of volunteers out on both the Friday and Saturday. This year we found less rubbish than usual which we think is down the continuing efforts through the year of all our volunteers and we’d like to thank everyone for their help.
On Sunday we held our Fun Run fundraiser and despite the cold weather and other attractions we had about fifty runners and walkers took part.
Overall winner and 1st Junior Boy – Roc Bellostas – Time: 19:58
1st Senior Lady – Maggie Smith & Millie – Time: 24:38
1st Senior Man – Padraig Jones – Time: 21:35
1st Junior Girl – Laura McKeon – Time 27:40
Special thanks to the Community Centre for making it available to us for registration and to the Gardai for helping with traffic.
 
We resume our midweek activities on Wednesday 18th at 7.30 pm meeting at the Edgeworth.

Two videos

Two contrasting videos here. The first one was recorded by a diver off the coast of Bali. It shows the rubbish in the water. There is almost no haze or murk so how crystal clear would these waters be if the rubbish wasn’t there

 

Our second video is a local one, filmed by local man Jimmy Connell and was taken during the snow fall towards the end of February and shows our town.