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Birdhill Tidy Village Committee

Birdhill Tidy Village Committee was set up in 1991. Among the environmental tasks undertaken during the intervening years were:

  • Landscaping and planting in the village and surrounding areas
  • Construction of stone walls
  • Laying out of beds for shrubs and flowers
  • Controlling weeds and overgrowth
  • Organising the collection of litter
  • Promoting recycling
  • Installing 'features' in the village
  • Laying kerbing and footpaths
  • Installing street furniture
  • Drawing up short and long term plans
  • Development of the Village Green
  • Establishing the Pollagh Trail
  • Establishing Walking Routes & Heritage Trail
  • Developing a Community Park
  • Surveying the flora and fauna of the area
  • Producing Information Leaflets for Birdhill
  • Installing Christmas Tree annually
  • General maintenance of the village and environs.
  • Installation of Fountain.
  • Creation of Ogham Garden in the Community Park
  • Creation of Murals: Murals of Country Living on the old Co-op; Oisín & an tÉan in the Community Park; The Cooper at Work in Coopers car park
  • Installation of Dove Cote & Moon Garden at the Bus Stop
  • Installation of Bench detailing awards won
  • Opening of Woodland Path & Literary Trail
  • Installation of an old style telephone kiosk as an Information Hub
  • Creating a Community Orchard
  • Installation of items of farm machinery on the roundabout



Marks gained in National Tidy Towns Competition

Year

Total

Birdhill's Score

1991

250

158

1992

250

162

1993

250

168

1994

250

174

1995

250

176

1996

300

196

1997

300

202

1998

300

206

1999

300

221

2000

300

237

2001

300

244

2002

300

248

2003

300

255

2004

300

265

2005

300

269

2006

400

291

2007

400

297

2008

400

302

2009

400

302

2010

400

303

2011

400

306

2012

400

310

2013

400

313

2014

450

315

2015

450

321

2016

450

326

2017

450

332


Tidy Towns Successes

1997

Tiobraid Álainn: 3rd place Nenagh/Newport

1998

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

1999

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Nenagh/Newport

2000

National Tidy Towns: 3rd place in North Tipperary

2001

National Tidy Towns: 3rd place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2002

National Tidy Towns: 3rd place in North Tipperary (Commended)

2003

National Tidy Towns: 2nd place in North Tipperary (Highly Commended)

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2004

National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary
National Bronze Medal
Landscape award for Shannon region

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Nenagh/Newport

2005

Nominated to represent North Tipperary in the Pride of Place competition
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary
National Bronze Medal

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2006

Ireland's Tidiest Village
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary
National Gold Medal

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2007

Ireland's Tidiest Village
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary
National Gold Medal

European Entente Florale Gold Medal

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2008

Ireland's Tidiest Village

National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary
National Gold Medal

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

2009

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Newport area

2010

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Newport area

2011

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Newport area

2012

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: 1st place Newport area

First place in Category 'C' of the All Ireland Pride of Place competition and Selected to participate in the LivCom International Awards in China

2013

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

Tiobraid Álainn: Overall Award

LivCom International Awards: Silver Award

2014

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

2015

National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

2016

Ireland's Tidiest Village
1st Place SE Region
National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

2017

National Tidy Towns Overall Winner
Ireland's Tidiest Village
1st Place SE Region
National Gold Medal
National Tidy Towns: 1st place in North Tipperary

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