National Tidy Towns Award for Castleisland Community College

National Tidy Towns Award for Castleisland Community College

Castleisland Community College received a National Highly Commended Award in the Tidy Towns Circular Economy Category. The efforts by both students and teachers to promote a sustainable lifestyle were certainly rewarded with this acknowledgement along with 500 euros prize money. The school had undertaken various projects to win this award. A bicycle collection was organised…

Tidy Towns Groups Acknowledged Under Community Water Development Fund

Tidy Towns Groups Acknowledged Under Community Water Development Fund

Castleisland Tidy Towns and Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns are both delighted to announce that they have been awarded funding under the Community Water Development Fund. This is a grant offered by the local authority waters programme office on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. By Shane McAuliffe The funding aims to support…

Pres Secondary School Team Paints ESB Boxes in Collaboration with Tidy Towns

Pres Secondary School Team Paints ESB Boxes in Collaboration with Tidy Towns

This year the Transition Year class and teachers of Presentation Secondary School Castleisland were delighted to collaborate with the local Tidy Towns committee to help brighten up Church Street by painting nine ESB boxes along the street. The Tidy Towns committee and Mary Walsh brought the idea to the attention of the Art class in…

Up-cycled Fairy Trail Created by Community College Students on River Walk

Up-cycled Fairy Trail Created by Community College Students on River Walk

A beautiful feature of Castleisland is the River Maine that flows through the town. It has created a tranquil river walk and a wildlife corridor for various ecosystems and habitats. The Transition Year students of Castleisland Community College recently decided to enhance the walk in consultation with Castleisland Tidy Towns. They created a fairy trail…

Castleisland and Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns Promoting National Tree Week 2022

Castleisland and Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns Promoting National Tree Week 2022

Tidy Towns groups in both Castleisland and Knocknagoshel are encouraging locals to participate in National Tree Week 2022 which started yesterday, Sunday, March 20th. Running until the coming Saturday, March 26th this year’s theme is ‘More Forests for a Greener Future’ with the aims of highlighting the many benefits of forests for Ireland’s climate and…

Dog Fouling in Public Spaces – Reckless New Habits Emerging

Dog Fouling in Public Spaces – Reckless New Habits Emerging

From time to time I get calls or messages telling me I should go and look at a particular stretch of road or footpath and the centre piece of the request is always dog faeces. The river walk, the roadway from the top-of-the-town to An Ríocht and the public walk around the athletics stadium are…

Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Castleisland Tidy Towns group members declared themselves more than pleased with their results this year especially as there was no physical judging. All the judging and marks allocations was done virtually. And the marks allocated have been a great source of satisfaction for the hardworking group. The categories and the criteria on which the points…

St. Patrick’s TY Students Teaming up with Tidy Towns Again

St. Patrick’s TY Students Teaming up with Tidy Towns Again

After the huge success of last year’s partnership with Castleisland’s Tidy Towns, this year’s class of transition year students at St. Patrick’s Secondary School were eager to continue the community work started by their peers. “We are delighted that we have been able to link up with the Tidy Towns committee, spearheaded by Mary Walsh,…

€260,000 Funding Package for Kerry Streetscapes and Shopfronts

€260,000 Funding Package for Kerry Streetscapes and Shopfronts

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomed the announcement of €260,000 in funding to support enhancement of street-scapes and shopfronts in Kerry. The Street-scape Enhancement Initiative provides funding to property owners to improve the facades of their buildings and to help rural towns and villages to continue to be inviting places to live,…

Good News for Local Voluntary Groups as Community Support Fund is Dispersed

Good News for Local Voluntary Groups as Community Support Fund is Dispersed

A bit of good news came the way of voluntary groups throughout the county this week with the announcement of grants under the Community Support Fund. Castleisland Tidy Towns Castleisland Tidy Towns, Castleisland Town Park Committee and the Castleisland based Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival were all grant recipients. Castleisland Tidy Towns received €1,500 to…