The pride of place judges came to Mullingar on the 9th of September 2022, a sub committee was formed in June to see how we could showcase our town to the best. The committee was Bill Collentine, chairperson of Mullingar Tidy Towns, John Bawle, liaison officer, Isolde Dingerkus, horticulturist, Rosie McCormack, Westmeath Community Development (Tús supervisor) Sean Doran, (Doran's Signs), PJ. Fitzpatrick (Mullingar Sub-Aqua & Crann), Jason Mckevitt, local historian, Aisling Colman, Mullingar Chamber of Commerce, (office manager), Margaret Feely (office admin MTT), Andy Boyle, local fisherman, Annette Barr Jordan(WCC-PPN) and Anne-Marie Nash, (WCC). The meetings were held in the old army barracks and a route was planned for the judges to see on the day. Huge thanks to everyone who supported us and took time to make this a great event.
Mullingar Tidy Towns were delighted to be part of the Green Fleadh for the "homecoming" of the Fleadh, as well as the workers in tidy towns, there was a team of volunteers who helped with making sure our town was kept clean at all times, there was a great atmosphere around the town and lots of fun was had by all.
The Ty students from Choliste Mhuire receiving a donation towards their community garden.
Mullingar Tidy towns were delighted to present a planter box and window box to Geraldine Gorman from the Muiríosa foundation recently. Geraldine loves to paint and also loves to plant flowers, so the lads decided to make some planter boxes for her. We are also delighted to have worked closely with other members of the foundation out in Belvedere where they enjoy planting their own allotment.
We were delighted to receive our Bronze Award today, a huge thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this award.
On Friday 28th January 2022, we were delighted to meet with facility manager of Mullingar Court House, Mr. Rodney Martin and caretaker Mr. Alan Graham to kindly donate and plant 2 birch trees, as a Thank you to the Court Poor Box Fund for donations we received over the year's.
Pictured below with our Chairperson Bill Collentine is Rosie McCormack Westmeath Community Development, Isolde Dingerkus (horticulturist), Rodney Martin and Alan Graham (Mullingar Court House)
Thanks to everyone who sent in photo's of there favourite shop, Mullingar tidy towns have been running this competition for the past few years and it has proved to be a great success to date. This year we introduced a new section for the competition and this was best House Display/garden display.
We would like to say thanks to Mullingar Chamber of Commerce for their support throughout this past year.
NEWSLETTERS from our biodiversity plan, special thanks to Nuala Madigan (ecologist) for putting these together for us and to the Community Foundation for Ireland for funding this project.