Cahir Tidy Towns Group received news from the Helix on Monday morning that Seamus Conway received a Tidy Towns National Hero Award.
He had been shortlisted in recent weeks and finally got the call to attend the ceremony in Dublin last week. This is a great endorsement to a man who has given time and dedication to Tidy Towns in recent years and the team of volunteers got behind Seamus in celebrating his achievement. He was nominated by the Chairman Andy Moloney last May at the time of the entry and Andy always knew he would be in with a chance.
I get a lot of praise form people for the work we do 7 days a week but if my man Seamie was not on the ground and available to do the organising for me then we could not achieve what we do.
Seamus came to me some years ago to use Tidy Towns as a means of recovery from serious illness and steadily built himself up with some light duties and as a means of rehabilitation. We have since moved on from that and he has completed an Irish Heart Walking Leader Course and participates in organising the Meet & Train and this year?s Operation Transformation. He also paid tribute to the local council staff and businesses as well as residents of the town whom without we could not make progress.
In 5 years we have come from 223 points to over 290 and that is testament to the wider community?s support. This all sets us up for a great night of celebration on next Friday 12th in the Shamrock Lounge for the Local Awards. Music by The Gambler. This Wednesday nights litter is cancelled due to the Suicide Walk but we will be out in force over the Cannonball weekend.