Pollinator Planting

It is the intention of the Tidy Towns team to integrate pollinator plants such as Blazing Glory into hanging basket and Salvia in container plant boxes in and around the Market Square, this will be of great interest to our bee population.

Consultation on future of Market Square in Letterkenny this week ...

Wild Flower Meadow

Also, plans are underfoot for a wild flower meadow in Sentry Hill.  This will be developed in partnership with the Tidy Towns CES Scheme and Donegal Co. Council over a 3-5 year period.

Also, Letterkenny parks section is looking at a similar wild flower project for the Ballymacool Park to begin in the Autumn of this year in the upper area of the park. The Tidy Towns team representatives are to meet with the gardening staff of Oakfield Park to learn from their experience of the trials and errors involved when establishing the wild flower meadow in their parkland gardens.

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34th Cleaner Community Campaign – 2019

This is a campaign where the national Tidy Towns organisation works together with communities to facilitate community clean-ups and local environmental initiatives.

We are delighted to announce the 2019 winners as follows

  1. SHOP FRONT :                                      MOURNE ANTIQUES, Frances Spears
  2. RETAIL AREA :                                      LETTERKENNY SHOPPING CENTRE, Brian Mc Cracken
  3. PUBLIC HOUSE :                                   MC CAFFERTY’S BAR, LOWER MAIN STREET, Brendan Maxwell, 77 Glenoughty Close.
  4. HOTEL/GUESTHOUSE :                     BALLYRAINE GUEST HOUSE, Hugh & Mary Smith
  5. REASTURANT/ COFEE SHOP :         PAT’S On The Square, MARKET SQUARE, Pat & Mary Bradley
  6. BUILT ENVIRONMENT AWARD:     BANK OF IRELAND, Ms Imelda Boyle
  7. PUBLIC BUILDING AWARD:             PUBLIC SERVICES CENTRE, Liam Ward
  8. 3 BEST KEPT AREAS :                         THE GRANGE 47-83 – Oran Doherty No.65,  TARA COURT – Annemarie Russell No. 59,
    WOLFE TONE PLACE – Maggie Marley No. 29
  9. BEST KEPT ENTRANCE :                   GLENCAR PARK – John Blake No 14
  10. BEST FLOWER DISPLAY :                 ST COLMCILLE’S HOSTEL – Ciaran Mc Guire
  11. SCHOOLS COMPETITION:                ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL, Plot for Pollinators, SCOIL MHUIRE GAN SMÁL
    BALLYRAINE NATIONAL SCHOOL
  12. LARGE GARDEN:                                 PATRICK FRIEL, LONG LANE, GLENCAR IRISH, Sean Higgins Memorial Award
  13. SMALL GARDEN :                                JAMES JOHNSTON, 11 KNOCKAMONA PARK, Charlie & Rose Devlin Award
  14. WILDLIFE GARDEN :                         ROSALEEN GALLAGHER, SALLAGHAGRANE
  15. YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS:   CÁOLAN BOYLE & Jim Mc Cormick Memorial Award     EMMA CARR
  16. APPRECIATION AWARD:                 JOHN MC CANDLESS
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