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Limerick TidyTowns Seminar 2016 offering expert advice to volunteers in the Woodland’s Hotel Adare, on Tuesday, February 9 at 7.00pm.

Volunteers from all over Limerick and from Limerick city and county councils are to attend the annual Limerick TidyTowns seminar 2016.

The event, which is being supported by West Limerick Resources and Ballyhoura Development Association, will be opened by Cllr. Ger Mitchell, Deputy Mayor of the city and county of Limerick.

TidyTowns adjudicator Billy Flynn will make a presentation on the night outlining the background to each of the competition categories. He will also advise on how TidyTowns groups can improve their overall marks.


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Sinead McDonnell, Environmental Awareness Officer with Limerick city and county council will provide attendees with information and advice on the large range of resources and supports available to TidyTowns groups.

Meanwhile, Dr. Liam LysagLimerick TidyTowns Seminar 2016ht of National Biodiversity Data Centre will provide  background information to the wildlife, habitats and natural amenities category of the competition, including the all-Ireland pollinator plan, data recording and invasive species.  

The presentations offering expert advice to Limerick TidyTowns groups will be followed by a questions and answers session.

“The pool of expertise that has been amassed for this upcoming seminar will greatly assist and inform TidyTowns groups when it comes to preparing their competition application,” said Cllr. Ger Mitchell, attendee at the Limerick TidyTowns seminar.

Cllr. Mitchell went on to say, “The fact that hundreds of community volunteers assisted Limerick TidyTowns groups in the 2015 competition is testament to the City and County’s proud and longstanding association with the annual initiative. The work they are undertaking on a daily basis, all year-round is making Limerick a more attractive and vibrant place to live and visit.”

Limerick’s participants in the 2016 national SuperValu TidyTowns competition will be hoping to emulate the 2015 successes of Adare town winners of the Gold Medal, County Winner, Ardpatrick, Newcastlewest, Kilmallock and Galbally winners of the Bronze Medal, Abbeyfeale Special Endeavour winner and Moyross Residents Forum who were awarded with the Waste Prevention title.

To begin 2016 with a bang, Limerick Tidy Towns have presented their first monthly award for 2016 to Silverwood Jewellers and Craft Gallery at 32b Cruises Street. The award was for consistently maintaining its highly attractive shop exterior on a prominent double-fronted corner unit on Limerick’s busiest pedestrianised street.

Read about last years Limerick TidyTowns Seminar here

Check out the great work done by Limerick TidyTowns here

Have a look at the Woodland’s hotel Adare here

 

 

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