VOLUNTEERS in Kilmallock have rolled up their sleeves and are making “a big effort to improve the appearance of the town” ahead of the arrival of the Tidy Towns judges.
Judging in the national competition usually takes place over the months of June, July and August and locals are ensuring that they do all they can to improve their overall score last year of 274.
“This year Kilmallock Tidy Towns Committee have made a big effort to improve the appearance of our town and also to improve Kilmallock’s standing in the National Tidy Towns awards which will be judged this summer,” explained John Tierney of Kilmallock Tidy Towns Committee.
“Tidy Towns is not just about picking up litter or planting some flowers – it’s about having a better environment and being proud of your own place. It’s the same pride that you have when you follow the local team or Munster rugby,” he continued.
The Tidy Town’s committee would like to commend all the residents and traders who made the effort to paint their buildings in recent months. “Their work not just improves their own building but adds enormously to the view of the streets and the town in general,” said John.
A number of intiatives have taken place over recent weeks and months to improve the over appearance of the town and surrounding areas. To mark National Tree week students from first and second classes in Scoil Mocheallog planted ash and birch trees on the banks of the river Loobagh at Glenfield, Kilmallock. Members of FAS did extensive work in restoring the rose bed opposite the church with new sleepers and trumpeter roses.