Cashel Tidy Towns

Readers of last week’s Tipperary Star will be well aware of the tremendous turnout by parishioners and Tidy Towns volunteers involved in the ongoing tidy-up of the graveyard attached to St John the Baptist Church in Friar St. Many of those taking part have family and relatives buried there and this concerted effort is providing an opportunity for all concerned to freshen up family plots in the company of other likeminded people.

Readers of last week’s Tipperary Star will be well aware of the tremendous turnout by parishioners and Tidy Towns volunteers involved in the ongoing tidy-up of the graveyard attached to St John the Baptist Church in Friar St. Many of those taking part have family and relatives buried there and this concerted effort is providing an opportunity for all concerned to freshen up family plots in the company of other likeminded people.

The recent spell of fine weather has been most encouraging and work will continue every Monday and Wednesday evening (weather permitting!) commencing at 6.30pm until the job is done! As these arrangements do not suit everyone, several people have decided to turn up at times which suit themselves.

Once the men have the ‘heavy lifting’ done we understand the ladies will bring their talents to bear preparing and painting the rails which adorn many of the graves.

Cashel Tidy Towns volunteers (working with the new town gardeners) have also been very busy planting out young trees around the approach roads to the town – in particular along the Dualla Rd., at the Fethard Rd. and coming in along the Old Dublin Road. Our tree planters are now turning their attention to the Golden Rd.

The cost of the trees is funded partially by the very generous response from shop owners and business people to our recent Business Support Appeal. These kind benefactors can now actually see a result from their generosity – our sincere appreciation to all concerned.

Cashel Town Council workers are currently engaged in providing foundations for an important Stonework Monument which will be installed in The Green. Many local organisation have been involved in different aspects of this project. The Monument draws inspiration from an old ‘Sally Port’ which was part of the Old Town Wall once standing in this area. It is understood that an Official Opening will take place once all the works have been completed.

This is the time of year when National Spring Clean is upon us. The National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and supported by South Tipp County Council and of course by Tidy Towns groups throughout the country. Cashel Tidy Towns will hold their Annual Town Litter Pick on Thursday 19th April. We hope to enlist the aid of Cashel Girl Guides and Cashel Boy Scouts and also pupils of St John the Baptist Primary School. Indeed all who wish to participate should gather in Friar St car park at 2.00pm where they will be provided with gloves, litter pickers and bags – courtesy of An Taisce !

Why not come along and join us yourself – you’ll be very welcome and we can (almost) guarantee that you’ll enjoy the crack!