Updated on February 4, 2013
There was a good turnout for the Park Estate cleanup on the 26th of January. Thanks to everyone who came along on the day - both all of the regular crew as well as some welcome newcomers.
The Tidy Towns 2012
were announced in September. Urbun Cafe
allocated some window space to our award haul in 2011 but we weren't as lucky in 2012. However, in the lesser known Tidy Districts Competition
, we were the overall winners!
Summer was pretty disappointing but we still managed to keep the litter picked and the village was looking really well for the Dancing at the Crossroads on 21st July.
The village looked great all through the winter so our efforts last year were really worth it. The flowers contributed to the atmosphere at the Cabinteely Cross Roads Ceili and they are still hanging on at the moment. The hanging baskets and window boxes lasted for months.
News from last year:
The beds at Horse & Hound and Watermint are also looking good. Brennanstown Property Management Co. built a very nice new flower bed at the entrance to the Brennanstown estate. Cabinteely Close residents are working on their entrance also.
A new path has been laid in the village, and the Parks Department are cleaning and cutting back all overhanging trees. All paths are due to be sprayed and cleaned of gum. Tidy Towns purchased plants in Doyles Nursery for the local businesses and they look great. We also bought 2 trees for the entrance of Lambourne Wood / Holmwood to replace the cordalines. Doyles kindly planted them for us.
We also did a major clear out of vegetation in the glade at the entrance to Lambourne Wood. In November, the girls from 5th class St Brigids school helped to plant bluebells in the area.
See some photos
Finally, we would like to thank Paddy Daly, Landscape Providers (in Dunnes old overflow car park), for his very welcome donation of 6 bags of compost, which we used at the Horse and Hound beds.
Updated on October 6, 2012
Tidy Towns 2012 awards were announced in September and it's great to see that our score improved over 2011. The Adjudicator's Report
includes some recommendations which we hope to implement in 2013. We still work to keep the village looking good throughout the autumn and winter though so there is always plenty of room for volunteers to help.
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2011
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2010
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2009
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2008
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2007
Posted on May 6, 2011
This year's event in Cabinteely's took place on Saturday 9th April. Once again we had a great turn out from volunteers of all ages. The local businesses contributed much appreciated refreshments and our thanks go to each of them. Some photos of the day can be seen here..
Updated on October 31, 2010
Dun Laoghaire County Council announced the Districts Awards on Wednesday September 15th and we're delighted to have won the Best Urban Centre Award (population less than 10,000). The award consists of a trophy and some cash which we will put to very good use! Claire, Barbara and Frances attended a ceremony to pick up the award which was presented by an Cathaoirleach Cllr Lettie McCarthy.
Updated on Sept 10, 2010
We've got lots of new window boxes and hanging baskets around the village, with some particularly well-guarded ones at Garda station. Thanks to all the local businesses and the gardai for helping to keep them watered. It won't be necessary for much longer though as an automatic watering system is on the way!
Cabinteely Park hosted the Birdwatch Ireland Dawn Chorus event on Sunday 16th May. Volunteers from Tidy Towns got out of bed somewhat earlier than usual at 4am to provide breakfast for all participants at Cabinteely House following the event.
The usual Saturday litter picking is ongoing.See the current rota.