Local awards night for Tidy Towns

Another successful Tidy Towns year comes to an end with the Cahir group’s annual local awards ceremony, this weekend.

Another successful Tidy Towns year comes to an end with the Cahir group’s annual local awards ceremony, this weekend.

The Cahir Tidy Towns Group Annual Awards will take place this Saturday, October 6, in the Shamrock Lounge starting at 8.30pm.

This year’s entry was the biggest ever and there is sure to be some stiff competition with the results in doubt right up to the night. The competition was judged by the Area Engineer with the Clonmel Borough Gardener and another. All are welcome to attend and anyone who can’t make it should send a representative in case you are a winner.

The regular activites of the Tidy Towns group continue apace. The weather is hampering the painting of the library but rest assured they we have the paint and Hugh O’Brien will tackle the job once a window of opportunity arises.

Last week we started printing the adjudicator’s reports with the Built Environment and what follows is what else was written.

“The Co-Op looks well and is well planted and maintained. The premises of Eamonn Gleeson Tyres looks well, some plants in the bed would help. Morrisson Car Sales was well presented. The stone houses on the Mitchelstown Road were well presented. Carrigeen Castle is very inviting and was litter free. The gable and adjoining buildings at the corner of Barrack Street on the town side needs attention. The Phoenix pub is closed but well painted. In Barrack Street the entrance to Cahir Park and lodge is very impressive. The old Abbey Building is undergoing restoration but needs tidying outside. In Abbey Street the buildings looked fine and there were no weeds, some litter was evident and bins need painting. The Coláiste looked well and the established hornbeam was impressive. Railway House and surrounds were tidy. The old cemetery on the Clonmel Road looked fine as did the Garda Station and its planting. Market Street houses were well maintained and were weed free.

“On the Convent Road the school entrance looked well and the grounds were well landscaped, but the hedge appears to be dead and unlikely to recover. The Convent is a well preserved building and a landmark feature greatly enhanced by mature trees and on adjudication day a field of buttercups added to the scene. Other building complexes which looked well included St Marys R.C. Church and cemetery and the Day Care Centre. Cahir Park AFC has an imposing entrance planted with Berberis. There are impressive stone walls on both sides of the road and there is need for weeds to be controlled at the base.”

Next week we will publish the report on Landscaping and if anyone wants to check the full report they can do so on www.tidytowns.ie

Please remember all are welcome to the Awards Night in the Shamrock Lounge on Saturday, October 6, and we will meet at 6.45pm tonight, Wednesday to remove some geraniums for the winter.