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in Matt The Threshers

on Monday 15th October 2018 at 8pm

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Let's hear your ideas for a successful 2019

Winner Again
Birdhill came away with 2 awards at the Communities in Bloom Awards Ceremony in Canada last weekend:
1. A 5 Bloom Bronze recognition for the Community Park in the small town category;
2. Overall International Winner for Floral Displays.

Click here to read the judges evaluation report following their visit at the end of June

Another Gold
Birdhill won its 13th successive Gold Medal in the 2018 National Tidy Towns Competition. Unfortunately, we lost our place at the top of the table in North Tipperary after 14 years as No. 1. Our congratulations to Terryglass, who were the standard bearers up to 2003 and have been coming strong again for the past few years. Well done also to Listowel, our successors at national level.

Nature Photo Competition
Congratulations to Ann Bradshaw, Cragg who won our Photo Competition. Her picture of the bog cotton on Cragg Bog was adjudged the winner by the adjudicator, Auven Melia of Tipperary County Council. Melissa Ryan took second place. Thanks to all who submitted entries. Thanks to our sponsors McKeoghs Hardware and Applegreen, Birdhill for providing the prizes.

Fittest & Fastest
Congratulations to the Tobin Family who last weekend won the Fittest Family competition. Picture below shows Valerie, Charlie, James and Brian receiving the trophy from Siobhán of Larkin's Gala, sponsors of the event.
As they had done previously in the Battle of the Roads, the Cragg-Ballyard team (pictured) won the Fastest Neighbourhood competition, with a convincing points haul over all other areas. Applegreen sponsored this event.
Sincere thanks to all who co-ordinated the teams, those who officiated on the day, our sponsors and especially those who participated.

Social Evening

at Coopers

on Friday 14th September

9pm: Present prizes for Nature Photo Competition

9.30pm: Canada-themed Evening

Garden to Fork Pop Up Event 3
Our Autumn Pop Up 1 Hour event takes place this Sunday & again we are bringing you the best of local & seasonal food.
Our local Birdhill Blueberries sold out last time & the harvest is now coming to an end so grab your last chance to get some fresh berries or indeed order some of the berries that have been freshly frozen.
Now is apple season & the plan is to have a small commercial juicer in operation on Sunday. So bring along your apples for juicing and or sterilised glass bottles/containers/cups so you can take fresh apple juice home or taste onsite. Happy to try juicing other fruits or vegetables too.
There will also be plenty of apples (cooking & eating) available to buy.
Call early as we had a queue before opening for our fab local dessert chef whose baked goodies were promptly snapped up
If you have excess fruit, vegetables, preserves etc at home & would like to sell, barter, share etc feel free to contact Aileen on (087) 2236846 so we can set you up with a table.

Official Launch


Autism-Friendly Village Initiative


Birdhill Community Park


Thursday 2nd August at 7.00pm

All Welcome

2nd Garden to Fork Pop Up Event

Back by popular demand & for 1 hour only - local fruit, vegetables, cordials, baked & canned produce. FYI Birdhill Blueberries' first harvest is now in session - local, local, local.

Herbal Teas demonstration, sampling & chat - all available for picking in our Community Park.

Dried Herbs demonstration - all fresh herbs available for use from planters in the Village, raised beds & Community Park.

Recycling Competition: Think you know your Black bin contents from your Green bin contents, test your knowledge & be in with a chance to win prizes!


Adjudicators will visit Birdhill

28th - 30th June

May Newsletter
Items covered:
Photo Competition
How can you help?
Bee-Friendly Tip

President's Visit

Spring Clean 2018

Anne Barry's recent painting of Birdhill

Snow Blanket over Birdhill
See more pictures in our Photo Gallery

February Wildlife Bulletin



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