Tidy Towns volunteers rewarded
A FEEL good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn.
The enthusiastic Millstreet TTA earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017. Marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress yet fully aware that challenges and great effort will be required to create a greater impression.
Chairman Derry Sheehan spoke of the delight on a positive feedback from the 2017 adjudication.
“Its not before time for we were deserving of recognition, to add extra marks is not easy and its not about just picking up litter. To make further progress will demand that extra effort and the help from across the community,” he said.
Reflecting on the 2017 adjudication and to add marks in specific areas, Millstreet TTA aim to improve biodiversity such as developing St Anna’s Church in addition to a pollinator park on Drishane Road.
Thanks were extended to all involved on helping achieve an exceptional mark at litter con- trol with thanks also extended to FAS, Millstreet Mens Shed, Transition Year students at Millstreet Community School and the Drishane Community.
A number of other exciting projects are in the pipeline and under consideration, all capable of enhancing the image of Millstreet to international visitors and offering improvement for the benefit of the Milllstreet community.
The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row.
Noel C Duggan pictured on receiving the Best Commercial Frontage at the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a function in the Clara Inn. Included are Kathleen Crowley, Margaret Moynihan, Derry Sheehan, Aine Murphy, Pat Randles, Kathleen Kelleher, Joe Fitzgerald, John Randles, Gordon O’Keeffe and Denis Hickey.
Mary O’Connor on behalf of Lawrence McSweeney accepts the Best Town House Award from Derry Sheehan in the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards. Included are Colman Culhane, Margaret Moynihan and Joe Fitzgerald. Picture John Tarrant