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Moloney Commends Increases In Tidy Towns

Cahir Tidy Towns reaches a milestone.

A few years ago reaching 300 points in the National Tidy Towns competition seemed impossible but in 2016 Cahir Tidy Towns and Enhancement Group sits proudly on 304.

Chairman Andy Moloney explains that the success of the group has to be spread amongst many others who quietly play a vital role. Without the help of everyone on board we could not achieve these heights. From the Men's Shed who are our service depot to the outdoor staff in the council who we work closely and the TUS scheme we have good support.

We also tap into various other groups like river rescue, anglers and gun club, scouts and soccer, Gaa and meet & train the list is endless.

Litter picking is only part of what we do but the setting up of Meet & Train and wellness network to working with the Cahir Youth Project and Gaisce awards we have a lot of irons in the fire.

The name lends itself to the work we do and Enhancement is a big part of our work as we try to assist all festivals and promote the town to the best of our ability.

The Chairman was quick to point out that there are many in the town not directly involved with the group but they tip away quietly while others provide much needed financial assistance. Credit has also got to go to those who got involved 50 years ago and kept it going. All these and others are welcome to attend 2 very important dates in the next few weeks as our awards night is on 7th October in the Shamrock at 9pm. This year there was no entry forms as the judges looked at all properties. Please have a representative of your business at the awards night.

On Wednesday 19th October at 6.30pm there will be a public meeting for all groups, individuals , businesses and organisations who are interested in revitalising the town centre.

We want to create a more vibrant, commercially successful and attractive town and this meeting will explore all options so please do come along and get involved in the process. Further information on this meeting from Kathleen Prendergast 087-2441898.

The group would like to thank the media coverage we get on a weekly basis in both social and printed text.

We are looking forward to 2017 when we hope to have new public toilets in place and the Ha Ha renovations completed. The new bed in front of the Castle will also be an entry next year along with st Declans grove. There will be other improvements including a new path in the Inch Field and footpath upgrades and hopefully more retail units filled.

Moloney in his capacity as Mayor of the district also commended Clonmel and Kilsheelan on been awards winners and to all those in the district who increased their marks just as Cahir did in 2016.