Free ‘Tidy Towns’ Seminar
in Terryglass Hall

NORTH Tipperary County Council will present a free Seminar called ‘Best Practice for Tidy Towns’, in Terryglass Hall on Saturday, April 28th, from 9am to 2.30pm.

NORTH Tipperary County Council will present a free Seminar called ‘Best Practice for Tidy Towns’, in Terryglass Hall on Saturday, April 28th, from 9am to 2.30pm.

The focus of the seminar is to give practical advice to existing and prospective Tidy Towns committees, in order to develop and promote awareness and appreciation of their locality through its heritage and biodiversity. The key topics to be covered include guidelines for entering the national competition, practical advice on undertaking improvements in the local area, assistance provided to Tidy Towns groups by North Tipperary County Council and the importance of heritage and biodiversity in the Tidy Towns.

The aims of the free seminar are to: increase participation in the National Tidy Towns Competition and in the North Tipperary Environmental Awards; Provide advice on how to increase marks in the National Tidy Towns Competition

raise awareness of the built, cultural and natural heritage of towns and villages in North Tipperary; highlight the role that heritage plays in contributing to the character of our towns, villages and their streetscapes and in creating a sense of place; promote best practice in the care, conservation, management and maintenance of our heritage.

Guest speakers at the free seminar will include: Marion Carey, Heritage Officer who will Introduce the seminar and provide an overview of the day; Deirdre Cox, Environmental Awareness Officer who will outline the various

environmental schemes and supports provided by North Tipperary County Council.

Mary Flynn Yates, Adjudicator with the National Tidy Towns competition will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the competition and will give advice on the adjudication process.

Sean Crowley, North Tipperary Leader Partnership will talk about the supports available to Tidy Towns in North Tipperary. Caimin O’ Brien, Archaeologist, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will outline the importance of Care and Conservation of Archaeological Monuments. Colm Murray, Architectural Officer, The Heritage Council, will provide advice on the conservation of the built heritage and streetscapes, and how

to win points in the Heritage section of the National Tidy Towns. Elaine O’Riordan, Biodiversity Officer, Galway County Council, will examine the role of Biodiversity in Tidy Towns, and Joe Hogan, Terryglass Improvement Association, will document his experience in the Tidy Towns and Pride of Place Competitions. Following the presentations, there will be a guided tour of Terryglass by Terryglass Improvements Association. The seminar is free and open to everyone but places are limited so early booking is advised. If you would like to book a place at the ‘Heritage in Tidy Towns’ seminar, contact either of the following:Deirdre Cox on (067) 44784 or email d.cox@northtippcoco.ie or Marion Carey (067) 44652 or email mcarey@northtippcoco.ie