Mallow score on the up in Tidy Towns competition

We were delighted to receive the results of the 2013 Tidy Towns competition which showed we had added five points to our total from last year! We have steadily increased our total for the last few years and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, helpers and sponsors. A sincere thank you also to everyone who donated so generously to our church gate collection and flag day earlier in the year. Without your financial support none of our projects would have been possible. Take a bow everyone!

On Tuesday evening of last week, our heavy crew got to grips with the ‘Bee Garden’ in Tip O’Neill Park. This is near the dividing wall with the Spa House. In time it will be a haven for our winged friends. After 90 minutes of toil we made great progress and had taken control of the area from the weeds again! We have also installed a faux beehive there which will add to the scenery of the area.

On Thursday, the service users and their carers at the Cope Foundation began work on the wall mural at the children’s playground on the Park Road. JMR Paints and Tiles kindly sponsored the paint for this project.

On Thursday evening, four of our volunteers attended the Cork County Council Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Awards at the Vertigo Restaurant in County Hall. We finished in seventh place out of eleven in our category so there is work to be done to improve our standings in the table. The prizes were awarded by our very own County Mayor Noel O’Connor. Hopefully next year we will be in the running for a gong!

As usual, our Saturday morning early birds did a litter pick in the car parks and laneways off the Main Street at 8.00am. They meet at Hibernian Way and finish up with a cup of tea at our HQ at 9am. Please feel free to join in, bring yourself and we’ll do the rest!

The 10.30am Saturday morning event was another huge success. Members of Mallow AC again turned out in strength to lend their support to the cause, and refreshments were provided by the Hibernian Hotel. The railings at the Beecher Street roundabout are now complete. Hurray! Next Saturday morning we will move on to the crash barriers and railings at the grotto. We have several sports clubs and organisations who have expressed an interest in joining us in this project and we will gladly welcome others. So come on and make contact with us at, message us on Facebook or through the ‘contact’ page on our website, You can also call either Anne (086 818 7954) or Paudy (086 3436 283). Individuals, groups or crowds, we welcome all!