Tallanstown visit Clondalkin

We were delighted to welcome Richard Barry of Tallanstown TidyTowns - 2010 overall winners of Tidy Towns competition to the Green Isle Hotel in Clondalkin on Wednesday evening last. Richard gave a fantastic talk on the do's and don'ts of early days and progression planning and then aiming for success.

The Tallanstown tidytowns group have been working tirelessly for nearly 30 years and have also won gold medals in the World 'Entente Florale' competition in 2009.

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Planning Permission for Bus Shelter on Convent Road Refused by SDCC

Dublin Bus recently applied for planning permission to construct a 6.6m x 1.4m stainless steel/glass bus shelter outside Tesco on Convent Road in place of the existing bus stop. The application was refused by SDCC on the 11th January 2013 for the following reasons.

1. The proposed development, by reason of its location and scale, woul dreduce the width of the busy public footpath to an unacceptable level and would endanger public safety by reasons of traffic hazzard or obstruction of road users.

2. The proposed bus shelter would be located unacceptably close to an established surface water sewer therby impeding access to and maintenance of this sewer.

SDCC also noted that the proposed bus shelter would represent visual clutter and a proliferation of advertising within the Clondalkin Architectural Conservation Area.

Clondalkin Chamber of Commerce winners 2012

Pride of Place Runners Up 2012

Clondalkin Tidytowns were awarded runners up in category 5 (population over 2,000) in this years Pride of Place competition held in Thomand Park, Limerick on Saturday 4th November. The group was represented by Marie Kearney, Kathleen Gill and myself and we were joined by Maire Ní Dhomhnaill from SDCC in collecting the award. We were also given a cheque for €500. This is a massive achievement for everyone in Clondalkin and is something we will be proud of for many years. We met one of the judges who said that he was amazed by the amount of work done by the group in such a short space of time.

We set out on a campaign to rid the streets and green areas of Clondalkin Village of the ghastly site of litter in March. Through our work and hard effort, we have united many different communities and cultures and we have helped to give people something to be proud of once again.

South Dublin County Community Group of the Year 2012

Clondalkin TidyTowns were awarded the best community group in South Dublin County 2012 on the 4th October 2012 by Cllr. Cathal King, Mayor of South Dublin. The award is in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the community, social, and environmental life of South Dublin County.

On behalf of the committee and the entire group of dedicated and proud volunteers, we would like to thank everyone for their help and support! Please share our wonderful news and keep an eye out in the village for the award we won tonight.

Tidy Towns 2012 Results

The 2012 TidyTowns results are finally here!!

We are delighted to announce that in our 1st year we scored a total of 202marks out of a total 400marks. The adjudicators were very please with our entry and commended us on our work so far in such a short space of time. They described Clondalkin as a 'lovely town' with 'many attractive buildings and park'. The newly moved Clondalkin welcome stone at the top of Boot Road was 'very much admired by the adjudicator'.

I would like to congratulate everyone who has helped us and to all the businesses who have sponsored us to date. Without your help and financial assistance we simple would not be able to even consider entering the competition.

Clondalkin Tidytowns will be hosting a celebration night on the 27th September at 8.30pm in Round Towers GAA club where we will be joined by the South Dublin County Mayor who be awarding prizes for our Clondalkin Summer Competition.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank you all and we are aiming for an even better result next year.

Ronan Connolly

Chairperson

Please have a read of the full TidyTowns Adjudication Report here