Tips of the Tidy Towns Trade but in-person

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Limerick City and County Council is inviting Tidy Towns groups from across the city and county to register for their first in-person Tidy Towns seminar since 2019. There is an excellent programme of guest speakers including representatives from Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois and Blackrock, County Louth (D) 354 along with Senior Tidy Towns Adjudicator Anne O’Leary.

Robbie Quinn will share top tips from the National 2021 Tidiest Small Town winner Abbeyleix, in the category C town with a population of 1,001-2500.

He will be followed by John Horan from Louth’s County winner and Gold Medallist Blackrock Tidy Towns. Blackrock is a D category with a population of 2,501-5,000.

They will share their experience on improving in Tidy Towns from a volunteers’ perspective.

While the final speaker of the evening is renowned Tidy Towns judge Anne O’Leary who is a former town planner, and is a vastly experienced adjudicator, having been involved in judging the national tidy towns competition for four decades.

The event takes place on Wednesday 16 February 2022 in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick with registration and refreshments available from 6.15pm.

The seminar itself will commence at 6.45pm.

However Limerick Tidy Towns volunteers are asked to register for the event on Eventbrite here.

Groups at all stages of their Tidy Towns journey, whether they are new to the competition or seasoned competitors, are all encouraged to attend.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler said: “Communities have shown such resilience and strength throughout the restrictions, that now is their time to shine. Throughout lockdown Tidy Towns volunteers continued to work hard in the communities and they must be commended for this.

“Now it’s great for Limerick’s Tidy Towns groups to be able to network at an in-person event. Tidy Towns volunteers continue to make an enormous contribution to civic life in Limerick and the seminar is just one way that the Council can support them with their volunteer work. I am looking forward to meeting them and welcoming our guest speakers to Limerick.”

For more information contact Sinead McDonnell, Environment Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council on or 061 557108.

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