Delgany Spring clean is big hit
DELGANY Tidy Towns had a successful spring clean recently with their first cleanup of the year.
Over 100 residents came out in a great show of community spirit and a variety of rubbish was cleared, including a number of car tyres, road cones, signage and mattresses, in addition to the usual offenders – glass bottles, cans and food packaging.
Resident committees from private estates including Delgany Woods, Cheery Lane and Elsinore also got involved and many bags were filled with litter as part of the An Taisce National Spring Clean.
Gabriel Dooley, Chairperson of Delgany Tidy Towns said: ‘We are utterly delighted with the turnout. A huge amount was achieved over the weekend and many thanks to the large number of volunteers who turned up. Overall they put in over 230 man hours or six working weeks, which is an absolutely huge contribution to the village and the community and the benefits are there for everyone to enjoy.’
The volunteers were treated to a ‘ thank you’ barbecue on Sunday in The Horse and Hound, where they enjoyed some rare sunshine and received spot prizes sponsored by local business and residents. The afternoon also saw the launch of Delgany’s new web- site, www.delgany.ie, which was built to promote local tourism, businesses and as a resource for the community.
Keith Scanlan, Delgany Tidy Towns member, said: ‘It was brilliant to see the community engaging together and tackling all areas of the Heritage Village Centre and also expanding into the surrounding natural wild lanes along Delgany’s two streams – BlackBerry Lane, Priory Road, Glenair and Jacobs Ladder along the Three Trout Stream and Delgany Wood and Cherry Lane over the other side on the Delgany Wood Stream.’
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Busy beavers at Delgany Big Spring Clean.
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