Local teacher, John Cahill was singled out as a man of action in the 2014 Tidy Towns adjudicator’s report on Brosna.
The village fared well and the locals should be happy with the gist of the report – even if there is a hint of a prod here and there.
Adjudication here was done on Monday June 16th and the village was awarded 259 from a possible 450.
While the adjudicator takes the village to task over the ‘idleness’ of the old creamery – the report does get better from there on.
Here’s an excerpt of what the adjudicator had to say on Brosna’s 2014 entry:
“The village was adorned with lovely tubs of flowers. Along the sides of the road
there is an abundance of wildflowers including foxglove, cow parsley, oxeye daisies and butter cups plus many others and they remind us that they too have a role to play.”
“John Cahill points out in his letter that you studied the biodiversity of various habitats and the effect of human behaviour on these habitats. The construction of a log pile and dry stone wall are excellent ways of harbouring insects and other wildlife. It is delightful to see the interest shown in the wildlife and we congratulate Mr Cahill and his team.
There is a lovely walk down to the well and Millennium Garden, men were cutting the grass, but we are reminded that the grass should not be collected as it causes pollution and we saw some signs of this. In this area. We enjoy the singing of the birds and are up close to the many habitats.”
You can read the report in full by clicking on the link below: