Railings

Repainting railings at the top of Pound Street, nice bright red. Brightens this area up, some more plants to be added soon.

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Garvey’s

Work done today on what used to be Garvey’s butchers – would you believe this building was once a court house and a kind of community centre. Thanks to Mick and Eileen Spillane for arranging the power washing.

Hoarding on Pound Street

Revamp and repair of the hoarding on Pound Street as well as repainting of flower holder and planting of new flowers. This hoarding was in a bad wy and looked quite dirty, looks much better now!

Bin cleaning and Repairs

We have been working on cleaning up the wooden bins in our town, they also needed repair (hinges, screws etc.). Not all have been painted yet and they will need at least one more coat of paint but they look less neglected. Great work by our volunteers.

 

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.

Maria Edgeworth Statue

Maria got a recent face lift thanks to the hard work of Beatrice Patterson and Kathleen Reynolds Thanks to Beatrice for the photos. Unfortunately this eye catching display caught the attention of a flower thief who took a number of them from the display. This thief or thieves comes out of hiding every year around this time to pull up a number of the plants we set requiring us to replace them and hope they don’t get stolen again.

Well we hope their roses rot,
their pansies putrify
their dahlias decay
and the grass on their lawns withers

 

 

Illegal Dumping – Government to act

RTE News reports that there is to be a government crackdown on illegal dumping. I am unsure that the money allocated will be adequate to cover the country as a whole. Read more here…

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0215/940864-illegal-dumping/