Birdhill Tidy Towns Committee extends every good wish for Christmas and the New Year to all members of the local community. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise do chuile dhuine sa phobal áitiúil.
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for December
Burn off the turkey
Join us for a walk on St. Stephen’s Day to help burn off the excesses of the Christmas period and raise funds for Newport Day Centre. Meet at the Coopers at 11.00am and be prepared for a 6km walk.
- The Green Clean event in the Community Hall on 1st December provided many useful pieces of information for households to guide people towards chemical-free cleaning. Many thanks to Aileen for organising and presenting.
- The Craft Fair on 4th December was a great success and highlighted the wonderful talent of the local area. Thanks to Melissa for organising, to the crafters/artists who showcased their wares, to the many volunteers who helped out on the day, and to the general public who attended and supported.
- We had the switch-on of the Christmas Tree Lights on 7th December. Fr John performed the blessing and switch-on to carol-accompaniment by members of the local Folk Group. Refreshments followed in the Coopers.
1. Solar Panels have been installed on the roof of the local Community Hall. This should provide considerable saving and a useful source of income in the years ahead. We are indebted to our Energy Team for coordinating this work and securing the necessary funding.
2. New facilities for cyclists, walkers and visitors have been installed on the Village Green, near Coopers: a Water Dispenser, Bicycle Repair Kit and a Bike Rack. Our sincere thanks to Tipperary County Council for their support with this initiative.
3. Work on the provision of a footpath and cycle lane from the Village to the Railway Station is well advanced and will be completed early in the New Year.
The following Officers and Committee were appointed at our recent AGM:
Hon. Presidents: Fr John O’Keeffe, Michael Kelly, Martin O’Brien, Ted Moynihan, Cyril Gleeson.
Chairperson: Siobhán Larkin.
Vice Chair: Marion O’Brien.
Secretary: Terry Griffith.
Treasurer: Paddy Barry.
Asst Treasurer: Donnchadh Floyd.
PRO: Anne Barry.
Youth Officer: Margaret Hogan.
Integration Officer: Bernadette Hogan.
Committee: Margaret Clifford, Denis Floyd, Brett Fitzpatrick, David Lawlor, Fiona Ryan, Maureen Griffith, Nuala Lawlor, Kathleen Bradley, Donal Moloney, Gráinne Delaney, Cathy Guiader.
Annual General Meeting
Dates to note:
Friday Oct 28th: Winners of the National Competition will be announced in a ceremony at the RDS in Dublin.
Sunday 4th December: Christmas Fair in Birdhill Hall at 11am
My Waste Ireland is running an online competition, which supports the idea of reusing items and giving them new purpose in order to decrease waste. The closing date for submissions is the Thursday 27th of October. The challenge is simple, find something that is no longer in use and transform it into something new. By creating unique pieces from unused objects, participants have the chance to win €750 in prize money across a range of different categories. See full details at: https://www.mywaste.ie/upcycle-challenge22/
Local Information Hub
Visit our information hub (telephone kiosk) in the village to collect your next book! Drop everything and READ. Please ensure that the booth is kept tidy.
Annual General Meeting
A Harvest Prayer Service of Thanksgiving will take place on 25th September at 3.00pm at St. Comaneth’s Well in Cragg Cemetery. The prayer service will consist of an historical talk, reflections and music. Everyone welcome.
Follow this link to read Tipperary Heritage Office’s most recent newsletter: https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/tipperary-heritage-office-newsletter
Ireland Active National Fitness Day takes place this Thursday 22nd September. National Fitness Day is a day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across Ireland in people’s mental and physical wellbeing. In support of this initiative, the Workshop Health & Fitness Studio in Newport will be holding some challenges throughout the day where there is a chance to win a spot prize by competing! Make sure to call in and get one or more of these challenges done and witnessed by a staff member to get entered in the draw.. For full details, see The Workshop Health & Fitness – The workshop health & fitness (theworkshopnewport.ie)
100 Years of An Garda Síochána
2022 marks the centenary of the establishment of An Garda Siochana. To mark this significant milestone, commemorative events and initiatives are ongoing throughout the country. Nenagh Garda Station will hold an Open Day on Sunday 25th September from 1 – 4pm. In attendance will be a number of specialist units attached to An Garda Síochána including the Mounted Unit, the Dog Unit, Armed Support Unit, Roads Policing Specialists, Detective Gardaí as well as other emergency services to include Fire Brigade members, and others. The event is open to all members of the public.
Savour our local apples
Come along to Birdhill Community Hall on Thursday 22nd September at 8.30pm for an ‘Apple Evening.’
Taste some locally-made apple juices;
Learn some new recipes;
Bring a few jars to take home some apple jelly and juice;
Enjoy some of the freshly-baked apple tarts.
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for August
Help the Hospice
Coffee morning in aid of North Tipperary Hospice Movement will take place in Birdhill Hall on Sunday morning 18th September @ 10.00am. Your support would be greatly appreciated. North Tipperary Hospice Movement is a completely voluntary organisation depending solely on fundraising and donations. Our vision is that no one should have to face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support.
Having missed out on our regular community events over the past few years, we are back with a modified event on Sunday 14th August for summer 2022. All are invited to the Community park in Birdhill, for a variety of fun activities for young and not so young, commencing at 2.00pm . Partake in a selection of novelty events; enjoy the teas, ice creams and refreshments; bring along your dog for the Dog Show.
The evening will conclude with the presentation of prizes for the Open Air Art Exhibition in the Pollaghs.
Click here so read the August issue of the Tipperary Heritage Office newsletter which gives details of some of the events taking place throughout the county for Heritage Week which commences on 13th August.
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for July
See attached flyer for details of forthcoming arrangements for the disposal of farm plastics
The problem with plastic
In Ireland we produce over one million tonnes of waste packaging a year, and the volume is increasing. The sheer amount of plastic we are producing feels overwhelming. Much of the plastic we use every day is not necessary. Because we throw so much away, plastic pollution is a global environmental problem. With one change you can be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Check out the following website for lots of ideas: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
Climate Change Conversation
The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, recently launched the Climate Conversation 2022. People across the country are invited to have their say on how we can all play our part in securing our sustainable future. The Climate Conversation 2022 will feed into, and shape, the next iteration of the Climate Action Plan. Follow this link to make your contribution: Climate Conversations 2022 – Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications – Citizen Space
Click here to read the following newsletters:
- National Tidy Towns newsletter for June;
- Tipperary Heritage June Newsletter giving details of forthcoming Heritage Week.
Birdhill’s second annual open-air Art Exhibition along the Pollagh Trail was officially opened on Friday last. Well done to Melissa Ryan for her great work in organising this event and congratulations to all the artists on the outstanding exhibits they have created. The exhibition will be in place for the next month and is sure to attract large numbers. Details of winners and prizegiving will be announced later.
All the entrants can be viewed on Birdhill Art Hub – Home | Facebook
We would love to see you on Monday night June 6th, at 7pm, when we will be finishing our planting, doing some small clean up jobs and keeping an eye on litter.
Flowers for Sale
We have some Begonias for Sale at €1 each. Contact Denis Floyd
Have you an old ‘High Nelly?’
You may have noticed that the bicycle at Matt the Threshers is looking tired. If you have an old style bicycle you would be willing to donate, we will paint it up and replace the existing one. Contact Grainne 087 7784138
We will be releasing information about our Summer event very soon and we are all looking forward to the Art Exhibition in the Pollaghs from June 25th. Follow Birdhillarthub on Instagram.
Click here to read the following newsletters:
- National Tidy Towns newsletter for May;
- Tidy Towns spring newsletter which contains a lot of advice about pollinators;
- Tipperary Heritage May Newsletter giving details of events for Biodiversity Week.
Artists are putting the final touches to their submissions for the Open Air Exhibition to take place along the Pollagh Trail, commencing on 25th June. Last year’s event was an outstanding success. This year’s promises to be even better.
Art Class in the Park to celebrate May Day
Easter in the Park
Closing date for submissions or observations is Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 4pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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28th February 2022
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In the last 2 years Birdhill have recycled 350kg of crisp packets, have raised €350 for Milford care centre, and saved 10’000s of pieces of rubbish from landfill.