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

Dublin Road – Planted area

We recently gave a revamp and update to a planted area on the Dublin Road that needed freshening up – we had some great help out for the couple of days it took but it’s looking well and as the year goes on we hope it will start to look even better. Photos by John McGerr and John Cahill.

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.

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.

AGM 2017

We held our AGM on Wednesday 8th February. Our longstanding chairman Tom Victory has stepped down after ten years in the role and we thank Tom for his great service over the past ten years. Tom Dooley, our former Secretary has been promoted to the role of Chairman while John Cahill steps into the role of Secretary. We discussed the year gone by, a successful one for the group , increasing our points again.
We also discussed this year’s plans. We resume our Saturday clean ups on February 25th – new faces welcome. On the 11th March we plan our annual Spring Clean, we had a great turnout in 2016 and hope to go better this year – any organisation or individual wishing to get involved can contact any of our group.
We plan to hold a Fun Run on the 17th April (Bank Holiday Monday) – we will have more details on this later.
The Breakfast Morning fundraiser will also go ahead this year – again, more details later.
Thanks again to all who turned up and we hope to see new faces in 2017.