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Cahir Tidy Towns Awards

The Cahir Tidy Towns Awards night took place last weekend with a very large crowd in attendance. The format of not having an entry form in place has really changed the dynamics of this competition and many more have come into the winners categories. The judges take all premises into account and judge anything they can see from the road or footpath.

The winners of the main categories this year who received the cups were

Tidiest Business Front which went to Cahir House Hotel,

Tidiest Shop Front went to Irwins and best contribution to an Environmental Project went to ABP, Cahir for their Biodiversity project.

Other to win their categories were The Heritage, Kathleen Butler, Patie Costigan, Beechpark, Pearce Street residents, Michael Guiry, The Hill Bar and The Healthy House.

A full list of placings will be giving later. Other awards on the night were the members endeavor award to a contribution outside of the group was Liam Butler for his maintenance of the outskirts of the town. There was also a surprise bouquet to Marie Moloney for her years filling the Entry Form.

The Tipperary Co Co GSS, Mr John O Meara was present on the night and presented the outdoor staff award to Willie Crowe.

The sponsors Dolan Super Valu were thanked for their continued sponsorship of the awards and Brian Dolan thanked everyone present for their hard work and dedication to the town. He said that the numbers volunteering had increased and the improvements were very evident in the town in recent years. As cahir were now upto 321 points and a second Bronze Medal to their name, he suggested that the Cahir TT Group founded in 1959 was 60 years old next year and a real effort could be made by the Town to try for a silver medal in the National Competition.

Tipperary is very strong with Gold in Emly, Kilsheelan and Clonmel in our region but the 4 points gap for silver could be bridged.

We have a 3 year plan to work to and anyone or group that can pick a piece from it could help us out.

Andy Moloney said that there were unfinished projects such at St Paul's to be re done as the dry weather caught us out on this project and the woodland walk that needs to happen south of St Declan's Way but needed approval and grant aid first.

As next year is a vital year for us we hope that everyone will come on board again and get us over the line. Finally, our thanks to Hughie, Margaret and staff in the Shamrock Lounge for their continued support and refreshments on the night. Andy also thanked the member present and those who were unavoidable absent and wished them well for the new season.

The night clashed with some members on a walking trip to Mayo but assured them that them would be back for action this Wednesday evening at 7pm sharp.