Walks Project Update

Tom Dooley and John Cahill of ETT met with the Senior Engineer for Longford County council  Paul Newell today 26th Feb, in relation to the work on the “Walks”. Work is progressing on schedule.  A large amount of filling was drawn in to raise the floor level of the footpath. The walks will soon be ready for the final hardtop surface. Five new street lamps will be erected along the walks replacing the two existing lamps. A cycle track two metres  wide will run along the footpath. The cycle track will be extended from the walks to the entrance to St Marys Campus .
ETT are currently working on a proposal to extend the walks creating a greenway which will run from the estates on the Bracklin road to join up with the walks on the Granard road . The greenway will have a footpath and a cycle track , which will offer a safe route for children getting to school from the Bracklin side of the town.

Schools Competition 2019

SC19_08We held our annual Tidy Towns School competition recently and we had some great entries from the pupils and it was tough to pick winners. We’d like to thank the Longford Leader for covering the presentations, to Longford Credit Union for sponsoring the prizes, our judges John Cahill and Margaret Hayden and to the pupils for all their hard work.

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.


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.

Credit Union/Tidy Towns Schools Competition 2017

Overall Winner was Oriel Waters of St. John’s N.S. St. John’s N.S.: 1st Prize: Laura Moorhead 2nd Prize: Bryan Moorhead 3rd Prize: Jocelyn McCormack St. Mary’s N.S.: 1st Prize: Maeve Brady 2nd Prize: Elle Lynn 3rd Prize: Fahad Alam We’d like to congratulate all the winners and tnak all those who took part as well as the Schools for getting their pupils involved and the Credit Union for sponsoring the prizes. Credit to John Cahill for the photos.

School Outing

Earlier this month a group of 50 children from St. Mary’s National School in Edgeworthstown made the short trip to Glen Lough Nature Reserve. Glen Lough is designated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as an SPA, an area of special protection. Glen Lough is a unique and bio diverse habitat. There are many rare and interesting native plants and animals which inhabit the area and a number of lovely walks and pools for exploring. In the company of Noreen McLoughlin, environmental consultant and Aine from IWT (Irish Wildlife Trust) the children spent a fascinating time learning about the plants and animals in the area. Tidy Towns would like to thank Noreen and Aine for hosting this event.

Schools Competition 2015

From the Longford Leader
Enabling kids to care for their environment
Poster Competition run in Edgeworthstown to create environmental awareness locally
Pupils from national schools in Edgeworthstown were re­warded for their environmental awareness recently.
Award winners from St John’s NS and St Mary’s NS were presented with their prizes for the ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’ poster competition sponsored by Longford Cred­it Union and run in conjunc­tion with Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns.
“The two schools here in Edgeworthstown were in­volved and our aim is to create awareness about the environ­ment by encouraging the chil­dren to think about recycling and reusing materials,” Tom
Victory of the local Tidy Towns told the Leader.
“The entries were of a very high standard and were judged by Noreen McLough­lin who is an environmental­ist herself.”
The former local area rep­resentative in the mid Long­ford town then spoke about the difficulties posed to the environment by illegal dump­ing and fly-tipping, issues that are not just evident across the county, but on a national front as well.
“Illegal dumping is an issue across the country and we are hoping that by encouraging young people to think about their environment, the level of dumping and littering will decrease here in Edgeworth­stown,” added Mr Victory.
Meanwhile, Edgeworths­town Tidy Towns, in conjunc­tion with the local traders is introducing a new Best Premises Award aimed at businesses in the area.
The aim is to promote the overall appearance of the town and judges of the com­petition will also take into consideration the cleanli­ness, floral/green display, primary signage, advertising display, tidiness and appear­ance of footpaths in front of the premises as well as the overall attractiveness of each ground floor business premis­es in the town.
Billy Flynn, who is the Tidy Towns judge, will view premis­es in August and chose the winners then.
Prizes will include Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades and each winner will be pre­sented with a certificate in acknowledgement of their achievements.
The Gold winner will also receive a plaque to display on their premises for one year.