Tydavnet tidy towns group are a small band of volunteers (mostly senior) from the village and surrounds who are committed to the upkeep and maintenance of the village for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. We meet fortnightly in the summer month’s and as required in the winter and spring. We plant flower beds, hanging baskets, carry out painting, sweeping and watering programmes in competing in the National tidy towns competition organised by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government every year. This year we achieved a mark of 248 points up 4 on last years total but it is not the marks but the favourable comment we hear from passers by and locals of how well the village looks that is most rewarding. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the tidy towns committee just mention it to any of the list below and I’m sure we will find a role for you!
Directors Karen Mc Cague and Raymond Connolly present cheque for €350 to Seamus Mc Carvill.
Committee: Honorary Presidents; Hugh Sherlock, Eamon Higgins, Benny Mc Mahon
Chairman: Seamus Mc Carvill, Vice Chairman: Martin Casey
Secretary: Jim Balfe Asst Sec: Catherine Casey
Treasurers: Ben Mc Crudden and Catherine Casey,
P R O: Oliver Mc Nally
Committee members: Eamon Mc Nally, Gene Sherry, Maura Sherlock, Paul Mc Elvaney and Laura Gillespie.
Past Members: Others who have served on the committee include Kevin Mc Nally, Kathy Higgins,Teresa Mc Mahon, Angelo Mc Nally, Gerard Sherlock, a special mention must go to Anne-Marie Woods and the late Terry Mc Elvaney who worked tirelessly for many years for our cause.
Funding: We ran a very successful dance in 2001 which proved so successful that we have not had to fund raise since. We apply for and receive a grant from the Environmental Fund of Monaghan County council annually and some donations which go a long way to funding us for the year. This year we were delighted to receive a cheque from Tydavnet Dramatic Troupe for €350 and we want to thank them most sincerely for their generosity.
Recent Results in the National Tidy Towns Competition
2004; 207 marks
2005; 214 “
2006; 230 “
2007; 236 “
2008; 240 “
2009; 248 “
2010; 250 “
2011; 254 “
New FAS worker for Tydavnet;
The committee would like to extend a hearty Cead Mile Failte to Noel Colton who has come to the village and started work last Monday 16th January. We would like to record our thanks to Elizabeth Murphy who was mainly responsible for Noel being here and who was also responsible for our two part time workers who helped us out over the last six months. A sincere thank you two Marcus Callan and Gordan Mc Donagh for their work this last few months and to our previous FAS men namely John Mc Phillips, Kevin Mc Kenna R I P and Owen Sherlock for all their work over the years.
For more information visit www.TidyTowns.ie