The worthy Winners of this year’s Cashel Tidy Towns Competition were announced by Chairman Paddy Downey at a Prize-giving event in held in Spafield Resource Centre on Wednesday night last October 12th.
On hand to assist with the ceremonies were Mayor Cllr. Maribel Wood, who spoke strongly about the need for people to get stuck in and do things for themselves, and not to be relying on government or councils to do everything. She also mentioned the hard work put in by Cashel Town Council Officials, who now meet regularly with the Tidy Towns Committee (CTTC) to co-ordinate efforts. She also praised the Council workers and gardeners who are well aware of the impact their work has on the appearance of Cashel to visitors and townsfolk alike.
Special Guests at the event included the Chairman and Treasurer of Emly Tidy Towns Committee - which did so well in this year’s competition.
Emly Chairman Denis Heffernan gave a brilliant and encouraging talk in which he described just what it takes to win at national level. He lifted the spirits of everyone present as he told the assembly that in his opinion Cashel was now within shooting distance of winning a National Tidy Towns Award itself, if the present level of activity and community involvement was to continue.
The Winners of Cashel Tidy Towns Awards for 2010/11 were then announced by Chairman Paddy who (assisted by Secretery Maureen Derby), presented Prizes to the Winners.
The Overall Winner of the Best Garden was Ned Marshall of Cathal Brugha St.
The Winners of the Area Awards in the Garden Competition for Best Gardens were as follows:-
Area: St. Oliver Plunkett Park – Spafield Crescent – Haig’s Terrace – Cahir Road - 1st Prize Mrs Peggy McGrath, St. Oliver Plunkett Park; 2nd Prize Mrs Mary Myers, Spafield Crescent
Area: The Green – Ard Mhuire – Cathal Brugha Street - 1st Prize Ned Marshall, Cathal Brugha Street; 2nd Prize James and Kathleen Moloney, Cathal Brugha Street
Area: The Rock – Dominic’s Street – St. Francis Row – Palmer’s Hill 1st Prize Fr. Jimmy O’Donnell, Palmer’s Hill; Joint 2nd Prize Joan Joy, Rock View and Patrick Hayes, Rockville House
Best Community Garden: Spafield Resource Centre
Best Pub Front: Feehan’s Pub, Main Street
Best Shop Front : 1st PrizeTic Toc Jewellers Main Street
2nd Prize Alan and Sarah Walsh Rossa Pottery Shop, Main Street.
Highly Commended: Hall’s Supermarket, Friar Street
Special Prize: Tom and Maribel Wood for sensitive restoration of their premises.
Best Estate: The Steeples, Dualla Rd.
The Best Estate Award was accepted by developers Seamus and Tom Tierney on behalf of the residents who work hard to keep The Steeples looking so well, especially Lionel, Alexis and James Mannering, Eddie Murphy, Peggy and Paul Monks and of course Seamus Tierney himself.
The residents seem to take great pride in ensuring that The Steeples remains clean and tidy throughout the year and indeed they are often to be seen picking up litter on the Dualla road on their way in and out of town – more power to them !