Category Archives: News

IBAL Report September 2017

Posted ago by Gerry

Athlone:  17th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed.  Clean to European Norms. An excellent result for Athlone with nine out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top litter grade.  This is a big improvement for Athlone.  Some examples …

Athlone Tidy Towns Garden & Estates Competition 2017

Posted ago by Peggy

Application Garden Estates Competition Form 2017

Athlone Big Clean-Up ( ABC) on Good Friday

Posted ago by Gerry

Plan of Litter Picking Good Friday 2017 v 3 We are about to commence the Annual Athlone Big Clean-up on Good Friday 14th April 2017. Already some of the volunteers have been out collecting litter earlier this week. So come out …

National Spring Clean – St. Joseph’s College Summerhill

Posted ago by shay

Twenty one students undertook as one of their tasks for National Spring Clean to litter pick the extensive grounds of the college along with teacher and green schools co-ordinator Ms Marie Geraghty. Gary Tyrell of Neat Street (An Taisce) was …

Athlone Schools supporting launch of Athlone Big Clean

Posted ago by shay

A Big Thank You to the schools who helped us launch Athlone Big Clean event which will commence on Good Friday.

Swift Talk 29th March -Birdwatch Ireland

Posted ago by shay

On 29th March we arranged that Ricky Whelan of Birdwatch Ireland would talk to both National and Secondary Schools on the Swift(Gabhlán gaoithe). The talks over three sessions were hosted for us by Scoile na Gceithre Maistri and we would …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted ago by shay

Members of our schools tidy towns committee took part this year . On display were the environmental themes that the secondary schools had completed Our thanks to the following who made it possible Joe Mulvihill of Athlone Community College and …

Protocols that allow our National flag to be flown at night

Posted ago by shay

The National Flag protocols and guidelines have been changed that will now allow the flag to be flown at night once illuminated. Senator Mark Daly who is a member of the Governments all party consultation group on the decade of …

Feral Cat House Project

Posted ago by shay

Athlone Tidy Towns partnered with St. Aloysius College to build prototype cat boxes for Athlone Animal Welfare. The boxes were presented recently to Debbie of Athlone Animal Welfare by Seamus Lyons and TY students . We congratulate all involved and …

Inaugural Meeting of Athlone Schools Tidy Towns

Posted ago by shay

The inaugural meeting of the Schools Tidy Towns took place in The Bower on 25th October. The full committee has representatives from four out of the five secondary schools in addition to Lorainne Derwin WCC Community Warden and Athlone Tidy …