Ballyhoura Development supports a thriving network of Tidy Towns groups across the Ballyhoura area. It was established over thirty years ago and now includes 36 communities. Tidy Towns committees work together to make their communities attractive and welcoming.

In recent years, the Tidy Towns competition has put an increased emphasis on biodiversity and sustainability. Tidy Towns group have responded positively to these changes and have started to play a leading role in championing these causes on a local level.

Supports that are provided to the Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Groups by Ballyhoura Development over the course of each year  include:

  • Facilitation of workshops focusing on particular aspects of the Tidy Towns evaluation criteria, with a focus in recent years on the  environmental and sustainability agenda across all Tidy Towns categories;
  • Application Workshops for the National Tidy Towns competition, and the Ballyhoura Country Annual Tidy Towns Awards
  • Familiarisation trips

The highlight of the Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns network is the Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Awards takes place in June.  This awards ceremony was established to recognise and celebrate the achievements of local Tidy Towns Groups, as well as create an opportunity for groups to learn from, and network with one another.

The Awards are sponsored by Limerick City and County Council, and see six prizes awarded to Ballyhoura Country Tidy Towns Groups, based on improvements in points in the annual competition, in the areas of overall development approach; built environment, landscaping and wildlife; and litter control, waste, tidiness and housing.

If would like any further information on the Ballyhoura Tidy Towns network contact Rhiannon Laubach on 087-1940608 or [email protected]