Tydavnet tidy towns group is a small band of volunteers (including a new group of Junior Tidy Towns members) 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 260  points up 6 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!

Committee 2015 – 16:

Chairman: Seamus Mc Carvill, Vice Chairman: Martin Casey

Secretary: 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.

Tydavnet Dramatic Troupe Directors Karen Mc Cague and Raymond Connolly present cheque for €350 to Seamus Mc Carvill.

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   “

2012: 260  “

2013: 264

2014: 270

2015: 282

For  more information visit www.TidyTowns.ie

Looking ahead: Success in Tidy Towns doesn’t come easily, it takes a lot of money, time, but most of all hard work and attention to detail. Though the competition categories have changed immensely, Tydavnet Tidy Towns group has made significant progress over the last number of years. There is a great emphasis on biodiversity, sustainable waste management, recycling, and education. But, cleanliness, absence of litter and an appealing image are still important. Judging season is now upon us, and we ask that everyone in the village, or passing through, takes care to leave the village in a pristine condition. It’s not just for the Tidy Towns competition – it’s for US! Lots of visitors arrive for holidays, weddings, and other events, please ensure they remember our village for the right reasons.