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"You are inspiring role models for us all.
For your award winning efforts and for your wonderful achievement,
as President of Ireland, I congratulate you and I thank you."

(President Michael D Higgins speaking in Birdhill on 19th May 2018.

here to see full text of the President's address)


Zero Waste
The Goal of Zero Waste is to have a circular economy where there is no such thing as rubbish so that we are copying nature. There is no rubbish in nature. So instead of disposing of resources, we create a system where all resources can be put to use in one capacity or another.
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Birdhill Zero Waste Tip 50
Green Cleaning: Lemons are a good alternative to bleach. To remove mildew from shower curtains use lemon & salt. First, soak the curtains in salt water for 10 - 15 minutes. Drain the water & rub the stains with a cut piece of lemon. Then rinse out with warm water & hang out to dry.

Welcome to our website which is designed by Birdhill Tidy Village Committee. It focuses on the work of that committee and highlights the environmental projects carried out over the past two decades.

Birdhill (Cnocán an Éin Fhinn - The Hill of the Fair Bird) is a small picturesque village situated in county Tipperary on the N7 midway between Limerick and Nenagh. Killaloe is 3 miles to the north, while Newport lies 5 miles to the south. Birdhill derives its name from a mythical encounter between Oisín of the Fianna and a giant bird which was causing widespread destruction in the area.

Birdhill lies at the centre of a very varied landscape: hills to the south-west stretching down to the callows by the Shannon, bog lands to the south and fertile plains to the north-east. Such landscape interspersed with wood and grassland, waste ground and meadow, hedgerow and stonewall, streams and rivers, wetlands and uplands - all provide a wide range of habitats for a rich variety of wildlife, a diverse agricultural setting and an interesting environment to explore.

Our motto is 'For the sake of the little village,' the immortal words of Matt the Thresher in Charles Kickham's Knocknagow. It aptly describes the pride we have in our native place.

Birdhill is a rural village, formerly dominated by huge volumes of traffic passing through on the N7, but now somewhat quieter since being bypassed by a new motorway. The village benefits from wonderful views of Lough Derg and it has excellent amenities for a village of its size. It is serviced by two pubs with restaurant facilities, coffee academy store, self catering apartments, bed and breakfast facilities. The village green is attractively landscaped and a modern sculpture has been installed. A village park and a walking trail have been developed by the community in recent years.

The primary school is located 2.3km to the south along R504 and the church is 1.2km southeast from the village on the N7. The railway station is situated on the R466 road to O'Brien's Bridge

The village has benefited from environmental and visual enhancements through the work of the residents and the Birdhill Tidy Village Committee. The village has a wonderful record in Tidy Towns competitions, having made remarkable progress since becoming involved in 1991. Birdhill proudly held the title of "Ireland's Tidiest Village" for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008, 2016 and 2017 and the crowning glory came with the overall National Tidy Towns award in 2017. It also has the distinction of winning a Gold Medal in the European Entente Florale competition

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