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.

Project Review

Niall Colleary, Estates Manager with the HSE visited the site of the walks today along with members of Longford County Council, Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns and Mary Boyle- Chairperson of Shannon Park Residents Association. The visit was to review the progress of the project and discuss any matters arising.


Left to right: Michael Carrigy (Longford CoCo), Paul Ross(Longford CoCo), Niall Colleary (Estates manager HSE), Paul Newell (Longford CoCo), Tom Dooley (Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns), Mary Boyle (ShannonPark Residents Association), John Cahill (Edgeworthstown Tidy Town)


Projects Updates 25-01-20

The work on the walks is continuing and is on schedule. We’d like to thank Paul Newell and his staff for keeping this on track. Also this week we took on the unruly hedges at the Pound Street end of the backs. We’d like to Carmel Noone and her Tús workers for trimming back the hedges, they uncovered a treasure trove of bottles, cans, bags and part of an exhaust. Today we swept up and weeded. More project updates to come.

Misuse of bins

The bins on the street are aimed at those people who need a place to get rid of a wrapper or a can or general ‘street’ rubbish. Increasingly though we are finding them being used for household rubbish. The photos show one bin in town, near the old Ulster Bank that was filled up sometime on the night of the 30th December last, jammed to the gills with household rubbish. This is a deliberate act. and meant to one of our volunteers had to empty this bin so it could be used for its intended purpose. We can only assume the person or person who did this refuses to pay for their own bins and, if these bins were not available, they would happily dump their rubbish in a ditch or by the road.

Edgeworthstown “Walks” project.

Edgeworthstown Tidy Towns “Walks” project. Agreement has been reached between Longford County Council and HSE to proceed with the development of the “Walks” . The project will greatly enhance the existing walkway. The plan is to raise the level of the pathway by over two metres and widen the path to include a footpath and cycle track. Making the overall with of 4 Metres . New lighting will installed and trees will be remove. Credit for getting the project over the line goes to Paul Newell LCC, Paul Ross, and John Cahill ETT whose proposal for a Greenway, incorporating the Walks , impressed the LCC and HSE. Congratulations to the Tidy Towns who proposed and pushed this project.

Xmas Decorating 2019

Today, 7th December we put up our crib, decorated some street furniture and put up some lights. Thanks to Barry Stakelum and Mick McCormack for their help with the crib.

Video of the lights here – https://youtu.be/j6pUIFDHj80

Xmas Lights 2019

Congratulations to our own Beatrice Patterson who was selected to turn on the Christmas Lights in Edgeworthstown this year. Congratulations also to Edgeworthstown Mostrim Traders and all involved in making this such a memorable event. Congratulations to Quinn’s Supply Stores for their beautiful window display, a scene from ‘A Christmas Carol’.