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Pictured at the Limerick City and County Council Annual Tidy Towns Seminar, Woodland Hotel Adare were, Caitriona Scully, Conor O’Brien, Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr. Francis Foley, Sinead McDonnell and Rhiannon Laubach. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Limerick City and County Council Annual Tidy Towns Seminar, Woodland Hotel Adare were, Caitriona Scully, Conor O’Brien, Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr. Francis Foley, Sinead McDonnell and Rhiannon Laubach. Picture: Alan Place

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Pictured at the Limerick City and County Council Annual Tidy Towns Seminar, Woodland Hotel Adare were, Caitriona Scully, Conor O’Brien, Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr. Francis Foley, Sinead McDonnell and Rhiannon Laubach. Picture: Alan Place

Limerick Tidy Towns seminar brings together volunteers, local officials, and a panel of experts to share knowledge and strategies for achieving sustainable goals in the community

Pictured at the Limerick City and County Council Annual Tidy Towns Seminar, Woodland Hotel Adare were, . Picture: Alan Place
Volunteers, local officials, and a panel of experts gathered at the Limerick City and County Council Annual Tidy Towns Seminar, Woodland Hotel Adare on February 15. Picture: Alan Place

A terrific turnout, enjoyment and an excellent evening of learning was the consensus following the Limerick City and County Council’s Tidy Town’s seminar in the Woodlands Hotel Adare on February 15.

The Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Francis Foley opened the proceedings with a welcome address, followed soon after by a short presentation relating to Public Art. 

As well as the presentation on Public Art, Limerick’s Tidy Towns volunteers had a round table discussion on the Tidy Towns categories, this was followed by feedback sessions and an open discussion with a panel all aimed at sharing knowledge of “doable” actions for the 2023 Tidy Towns application. 


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The panel on the night was national Tidy Towns Adjudicator, Conor O Brien, Sinead Mc Donnell, Environment Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council, Rhianna Laubach and Jill Pitcher Farrell, Ballyhoura Development Company and Catriona Skully, West Limerick Resources.

Sinead Mc Donnell, Environment Awareness Officer commented on how pleased the group were with volunteer involvement in this year’s Limerick City and County Tidy Town’s seminar. 

She said, “We are delighted with the engagement of Limerick’s Tidy Towns volunteers in this year’s focused on the sharing of actions between groups and linking them to the UN Sustainability Goals”.

The National Tidy Towns Awards 2022 in November was the first in-person ceremony since the Covid-19 pandemic struck with the 2022 competition receiving the third-highest number of entries in its almost 65-year history.

Adare were Limerick’s big winners at the event, taking home a gold medal.

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