1916 Commemorative Garden for Newlands Cross

Clondalkin Tidy Towns in association with Clondalkin Historical Society and Muintir Chrónáin are delighted to announce that our plans to have commemorative garden built have been given the green light.

 

The garden will include 7 native specimen trees, one for each of the signatories of the Proclamation of Independence and will be ready in time for 1916 commemorative celebrations taking place in Clondalkin at the end of April.

 

#easter1916 #100years #Ireland

 

Your Shop Front Matters!

South Dublin County Council have announced the launch of the shop front grant scheme for 2016. For more information you can visit www.sdcc.ie/business, call 01 4149361 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Clondalkin Celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

To celebrate Clondalkin Fairtrade's second birthday as the 51st Fairtrade town in Ireland, they are asking everyone to please support them by having a Fairtrade breakfast or coffee and cookies event at your workplace.

 

They are running two events in addition to this, a bakeoff in Aras Chronain on the 9th March with the wonderful Catherine Leyden from TV3  as special celebrity judge and an Art competition in SDCC on the 11 March at 3.30.

 

If you cannot attend these events or host your own event, perhaps you would consider donating a prize for either the bakeoff or the Art competiton. 

 

Any donations will be gratefully received and you will be acknowledge on their facebook and twitter pages

Back To Work We Go!

Following a well deserved break, we are back this Saturday morning (February 6th) at 10am for our regular clean up of the village. As this will be our 1st official clean up of 2016, we are looking for as many you who made those New Year resolutions to volunteer with us for an hour or two this Saturday. You might even enjoy it!! All equipment is supplied. We will be concentrating on ensuring that the village is litter free and we also hope to send a team of workers up towards the Fonthill Road.

Meeting in our usual spot of Tuthills carpark! 

Please spread the word - Everyone is welcome!!  

Clondalkin Village - A Poster Free Area

Clondalkin Village - A Poster Free Area

Clondalkin TidyTowns introduced a poster ban for the centre of Clondalkin Village with the support of the locally elected representatives, to protect and enhance our historic village. The ban represents a voluntary request that all posters be kept out of the historic centre of the village.

 

Clondalkin TidyTowns has received a very positive response from all quarters in all previous elections and referenda, especially from local residents and businesses. As the General Election 2016 campaign officially begins today, we will be contacting all of the elected representatives and political groups to thank them once again for their cooperation in agreeing to a poster ban in Clondalkin Village but to also remind them of the area/boundary concerned.

The Poster-free zone can be seen in the above map, marked in orange. Our Tidy Town area is shown in a black dotted line with the outer boundary shown by red dots.

The agreed limits for poster ban where:

* Village Centre

* Convent Road/Boot Road Junction with Fonthill Road (traffic lights)

* New Road - Entrance to St. Brigid's Estate 

* Monastery Road - Library

* Old Nangor Road - Main Entrance to Leisure Centre carpark

* Watery Lane - Entrance to Aras Chronain

* 9th Lock Road - Entrance to SDCC carpark (Social Welfare office entrance)

The judging of the national Supervalu TidyTowns competition takes place between June and August and is done in complete secret. Results are then sent to all entrants in September. Clondalkin TidyTowns are seeking new volunteers all the time. Everyone is welcome to join us. We meet in Tuthills carpark in the village every Saturday & Sunday at 10am. Gloves & hi-vis vests are supplied.

For more information, please visit our Website & Twitter pages

New Committee for 2016

Our new committee was voted in at last night's Annual General Meeting held in the Green Isle Hotel. Kathleen Gill was elected as Chairperson, Pat O'Sullivan as Secretary and Leo O'Callaghan as Treasurer. Tommy Keogh was elected as Vice Chairperson, Agnes O'Neill as Assistant Secretary and Sean Lavin as Assistant Treasurer. Maeve O'Sullivan, Ronan Connolly, Michael Maloney, Rachel Heller, George Smith and Robert Dowds were also elected as committee members.

Outgoing Chairperson Pat O'Sullivan thanked the entire Clondalkin Tidy Towns committee and members for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm which in many cases has been beyond the call of volunteering. Pat also thanked the local business owners in Clondalkin for their fantastic support especially those who have supported our group financially. Pat also thanked the staff of South Dublin County Council and commented on our professional working relationship.

The positive impact of our work throughout the village is hard to miss. From the 70 barrels of flowers in the village last summer to the regular litter clean ups with local resident groups, Clondalkin Tidy Towns is helping to create a cleaner and greener place to live. Our ongoing aim is to generate awareness, cooperation, inclusion and enthusiasm amongst the people of Clondalkin, both young and old.

We scored 260 points out of a possible 450 in the 2015 national Supervalu Tidy Towns competition and this was recognised by our group being awarded an Endeavour Award for achieving the highest % increase in Dublin in 2015 and the 2nd highest in all of Ireland.

2016 will be a very busy year for us. We have several large projects planned including the development of the Camac River at the Civic Offices, a 1916 Commemorative Garden at Newlands Cross, assisting the Round Tower Heritage Development, holding our annual Clondalkin Village Summer Competition, maintaining Clondalkin Village as a Poster Free Zone and the installation of our flower barrels throughout the village.

We will be back out on our weekly clean up next Saturday morning (6th February) at 10am, meeting in Tuthills carpark. Everyone welcome!!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir