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.
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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.

Some Xmas Decorating

Taking the bare look off some of the poles at the end of Main street. Great idea from Beatrice Patterson. Two poles to be finished tomorrow (Dec 10th)

tterson. Two poles to be finished tomorrow (Dec 10th)

Best Premises Awards 2017

We held our annual Best Premises Awards on Friday 6th October in Philip Quinns

Congrats to all our winners tonight
Best Premises Awards
1st Prize – John Rawle
2nd Prize – Girasole
3rd prize – Philip Quinns
Raffle winners
1st Prize – Lily Parker
2nd Prize – Monica Coyle
3rd Prize – Josh Casey
There was a special presentation to Beatrice Patterson in recognition of all the work she does around the town.
Thanks to Philip, Anne and Eddie for hosting our night, to all those who attended.

New railings

Our new railings have been started – they add a nice new look to this part of the town. They are built in sections – if one gets damaged it can be repaired/replaced – looking forward to seeing these finished and the new seats installed to complete the job.

 

 

2017 Results

We are happy to announce that we have increased our marks for 2017 from 263 to 270. We’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped out through the year, Mostrim Traders for their continued support and we hope to continue to increase our marks in 2018.

Report can be seen/downloaded here

 

 

 

 

Best Premises Awards 2017

These photos shows Marie Maguire of Jack’s Corner House -winner of the 2016 Best Premises Award. Judging will begin soon. Will she retain her crown in 2017 or will a new premises take home the prize? We are also running a raffle for two hampers – draw will take place on the 22nd September – lines are €2 each. Cards will be available in the town or from members of the Tidy Towns. The hampers can be seen in the post office. We are going to be selling lines for our raffle outside SuperValu on Saturday 2nd from 10am so please support. Just €2 each or 3 for €5