Special Awards
Birr, Co Offaly

Summary:

Birr Tidy Towns was established in 1984 and today there are 20members actively involved in the Birr Tidy Towns committee. The members are made up of representation from the towns various areas and estates. Birr Tidy Towns is a member of the Offaly Tidy Towns Network which was established by the Community and Enterprise Section of Offaly County Council. Birr Tidy Towns runs various events throughout the year e.g. Good Friday clean up, Super Sweep Sunday, dancing at the Cottages during Vintage week, participating in the annual August parade as part of Vintage week and running the Santa in Birr event. The participation of the group in various Tidy Towns competitions has resulted in new members joining. Birr has a large ethnic community and their groups have been actively involved in the Clubs Competition since its inception. Birr Tidy Towns is delighted to represent the Birr Municipal District in the 2019 Pride of Place competition.

Group Contact: Dermot Egan, degan@offalycoco.ie

Citation:

“…who take enormous and justifiable pride in enhancing the town’s built heritage to its full potential – and whose ongoing work in this area is exemplary……….”