Two of our members attended the Dublin Regional Awards of the SuperValu Tidy Towns on Mon 21st Oct. We were presented with a plaque for winning the Dublin Endeavour Award 2013 and a plaque for winning the Dublin Commended Award 2013. It was a lovely evening with a food and drinks reception before and after the ceremony. Minister of State at the Dept of the Environment Fergus O'Dowd T. D. and Sue Lamon Diver from SuperValu presented the prizes. They are now displayed in the cafe near the Grainstore.
We scored highly in the Tidy Towns Competition in 2012. However, in the lesser known Tidy Districts Competition, we were the overall winners in 2012!
Tidy Towns Adjudicator's Report 2013
The Tidy Town team and volunteers would also like to thank Frank Quinn Catering at the Horse and Hound who fed everyone after Spring Clean day. This was very well received by all. Also, the Landscape Center on Clonkeen Cul de Sac is very generously delivering us top soil for the 5 beds at the Horse and Hound. This will really improve the look of the beds and help the plants grow, and we are all delighted to receive this generous gift. So thank you again everyone for volunteering your time to help keep Cabinteely clean. It is appreciated by everyone.
Members of Cabinteely Tidy Towns Team, and local residents, took part in exploring the Ecology of Cabinteely Park on Saturday 13th July. This event was given by Katharine Duff, Ecologist, and promoted by the Dublin Naturalists' Field Club. It was a very informative and well attended afternoon and many thanks to The Dublin Naturalists Field Club. Please check out their website to take part in activities that promote interest in our natural heritage and to promote the conservation of sites of natural historical interest.
Crossroads Céilí took place in the
village on Saturday
27th July. The weather was fantastic on the
evening and there was much 'ceol agus craic'. We did a
special clean-up on Sunday 28th to keep the place
looking ship-shape for the rest of the month.
- Congratulations to St Brigid's GNS on gaining their 6th Green Schools Flag. This was awarded by Green Schools for achievements in the area of bio diversity. Only five schools in the country have been awarded a 6th Green Flag. The next generation are leading the way in protecting our community!
Tidy Towns registered as a Group with Greenhome
in May. For
more information on how to
save on your energy bills while saving the planet you
should register too by following the instructions below
on our Waste /
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