Colaiste Bride Students Join Tidy Towns

Up to 50 Transition Year students and teachers from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin joined Clondalkin Tidy Towns on Tuesday 30th April 2013. The students set off from the school at 9am with the aim to pick litter from Clondalkin Leisure Centre and Corkagh Park. The group was led by teacher Kathryn Spillane and we would like to thank her for getting the students involved. Clondalkin Tidy Towns supplied pickers, bags, gloves and bibs. It is intented that the students will carry out similar clean up's every week from now until the Summer holidays and we will continue this great work next year also. We will be working closely with Colaiste Bride and all other schools in Clondalkin on litter picks and special projects.  Students from Colaiste Chilliain and Moyle Park will be joining us very shortly.

Update on Tree Planting Project ( 24th April 2013)

Well folks, our trees were planted last night!! 10 Hornbeam trees outside Tuthills carpark, 2 Silver Birch on Tower Road and 2 Hornbeam at the corner of Tower Road/Nangor Road. We are awaiting confirmation of how many trees were planted on Ninth Lock Road and will update as soon as we hear.

As you can imagine, the entire committee is thrilled that this project is now near completion. So much effort has been put into this project and a considerable amount of money has also been raised. Local business owners and residents have contributed towards the overall cost, with Clondalkin Tidy Towns co-funding the project. Photos to follow

Update on Tree Planting Project ( 23rd April 2013)

The tree planting project is at an advanced stage with planting due to take place any day now. The ground has been prepared and all pits have been opened. We have been informed that the trees that were proposed to be planted outside Clondalkin Credit Union will now not proceed as planned.

Also, due to underground services, the Oak trees due to be planted outside Tuthills car park will be replaced by Hornbeams.

Update on Tree Planting April 2013

A total of 24 trees will be planted in the village over the next few weeks.

12 x Quescus 'Koster' (Oak) will be planted in the footpath outside Tuthills car park and outside Clondalkin Credit Union. A total of 10 x Carpinus Betulus 'Fastigia' (Hornbeam) will be planted on Ninth Lock Road - 4 opposite the Texaco petrol station on the Dunnes Stores wall side, 4 outside the Social Welfare offices and another 2 close to Old Nangor Road (to be confirmed). Another two trees will planted on Tower Road to replace the Betulus Pendula (Birch) that have been cut down due to illness.

The trees will be planted and edged with granite sietts and finished with bound gravel. SAP Landscapes have been appointed as lead contractor and work is due to commence shortly with tril holes dug to assess the sites for depth and services.

Clondalkin Tidy Towns will be paying a large portion of the overall costs of the tree planting project with the remainder coming from a 'Villiage Innitiative Fund' grant and from South Dublin County Council. Fund raising continues and we would appeal to everyone to support us in any way you can. If you would like to sponsor a tree please contact us by email or by speaking to any of the committee.

National Spring Clean 2013

This weekend we will be taking part in the An Taisce's National Spring Clean. We decided on Clondalkin Leisure Centre as our 'project' this year as the area around the main car park, bottle bank and surround areas are in a pretty poor state with a lot of dumping, graffiti and overgrown bushes. The committee has yet to decide on the exact schedule of work for the weekend but this will be in place before we meet on Saturday morning.

Please spread the word. Help us by printing off the attached flyer and see if your local shop will display it for us or give it to your children to bring into school. If you are a member of a club please inform member if you can.

Work will commence on Saturday morning at 10am. We will meet in the main carpark of Clondalkin Leisure Centre. Members of the committee will be on hand to delegate duties to all volunteers. We will be using the two days as best we can and if anyone can bring along snacks or refreshments for members so that we can take a break during the day that would be brilliant.

See you all Saturday/Sunday

Malahide TidyTowns Guest Speaker Visits Clondalkin

Betty Carr from Malahide TidyTowns will give a talk on Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in Round Towers GAA Club on Convent Road, Clondalkin. More info shortly