SIL­VER: Bal­ly­duff in Bloom/Tidy Towns

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - KERRY COMMUNITY AWARDS -

This is an in­spir­ing project. Founded in 2012, this vibrant or­gan­i­sa­tion aims to en­hance the ap­pear­ance of their vil­lage through the arts and through com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion. Far too of­ten, the work of tidy towns is left to a core group of vol­un­teers. In this case how­ever, the group in­volved the lo­cal school, which has had the twin ef­fects of im­prov­ing the phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance of the vil­lage and in­volv­ing the lo­cal youth in their com­mu­nity. We need more of th­ese types of ap­proaches, not just in tidy towns but in com­mu­nity devel­op­ment gen­er­ally.

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