Planters

It was a week of planters this week with the new tree planters arriving in town on Wednesday morning – courtesy of Town Development and Longford County Council and on Wednesday evening replacing the old with the new – new plants (purchased from the Manor Garden) planted in the concrete plant holders in the Green.

Various Projects

We have had some various projects going on over the past few weeks – cleanup around the mart, hanging baskets being put up, tidy up of planted area on the Castlepollard road and plants at the Maria Edgeworth statue. A big thank you to all who contributed flowers and work to the hanging baskets and all our volunteers.

Breakfast Morning Presentation

On Friday 26th Edgeworthstown Traders and Tidy Towns members met up for the presentaion of a cheque for money raised from the Breakfast Morning and to thank all those who helped out with fundraising, cooking, serving and cleaning on the day. Thanks to Gerry Lynn and the Sportsmans Inn for hosting the occasion

Breakfast Morning 2017

So the last plate is washed and our Big Breakfast Morning is over for another year.
Firstly we wish to thank all the people who bought tickets and came this morning. It was great to see all the support from the community and we hope you all enjoyed the day.
Secondly we wish to thank all our suppliers:
Rawle’s Meat Market
Gilchrist Frozen Foods
Pat The Baker c/o Thomas Stakem
Enda Murphy Milk Agent
Floods Eggs
O’Halleran Eggs
Quinns Supply Stores
The Park House Hotel
The Green
St. Mary’s Childcare Campus
McCarricks Cash and Carry
Longford Credit Union
The Community Centre
Without you the day wouldn’t be possible.
And finally the biggest thanks to our volunteers on this morning because the day couldn’t have happened without any of you:
Our Chefs: Judy Kenny, Paula Hussey, Majella Mc Cauley and Ann Doyle.
Our Servers: Mary Doherty, Emma Belton, Laura Doyle, Majella Gogan, Emma Greene, Esther Grehan, Seamus Gilchriest and Kathleen McGrath, Martin Gilchrist, Tom Victory, Paddy Gogan and Harry Reynolds.
Our backroom team: Beatrice Flood, Michelle Ruske, Mary Greene, John McGerr, Eamon Cathy, Gerard Greene, Hugh Quinn, Gerry Lynn, Christopher Parker, Brigid Duffy, Mick Doyle, Tom Dooley, Thómas Victory, Maqbool, Muhammad and Jenny.
Also Mrs Donohoe and Maggie O’Hara for the loan of their cookers.
It was a fantastic day and the Traders Association and Tidy Towns would like to say a huge thank you to all involved.

Mostrim Munch 2017

Along with the Edgeworthstown Traders we are out selling tickets for the Mostrim Munch – our fundraising breakfast.
But we are also handing out forms from Longford Credit Union. For those that don’t know – the Edgeworthstown Credit Union is a branch of the Longford Credit union and as a result has limited services to offer. The purpose of the form is to judge people’s interest in having a fully functional office in town that offers all the services that a credit union can.
The alternative is to close the office altogether and move all the functions to Longford.
There has been a lot of angry comments about the closure of the bank and the people of the town had no say in that decision. You have a say on the Credit Union – fill up the forms and return them to John Farrells. At the very least you might win a hamper.

Poster

Planted area work

Over the past couple of weeks we have done some work in Lisnageeragh to tidy up three planted areas that had gotten overgrown and untidy – we dug away all the weeds, put down new weed barrier and pruned back the pampas grass. We also covered all with stone. We have some finish up work to do but it looks much better now.

Spring Clean 2017

A big thank you to all who came out to help today(and earlier in the week) with our Annual Spring Clean. As usual we found tonnes of stuff on the highways and byways. A word of thanks too to Gary Brady and Longford County Council for supplying pickers, bags and gloves. Ciaran Callaghan supplied the skip, which we managed to pack full.