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28th November

Clean Green
See accompanying poster for an interesting local event on 1st December.
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BIRDHILL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
A Craft Fair will be held in Birdhill Community Hall on Sunday December 4th from 11am to 4pm. There will be a wide variety of craft stalls and paintings by local artists for sale. Cash sales on all items at the Craft Fair please. Food and refreshments will be available all day. Admission is free and everyone will be welcome.
Santa will visit the Craft Fair 2pm to 4pm. On arrival at the Hall entrance visitors should look for Santa’s little helpers and they will guide you on your way to his Grotto. Santa will chat with the children and present a small gift to each child. He will be delighted if YOU would like to take a photo with him.  Visit to Santa & Mrs Claus is free and everyone will be welcome.
A raffle for a Christmas Hamper filled with handmade crafts and sweets will be held in support of Birdhill Tidy Towns at the Craft Fair.
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Christmas Tree
All are welcome to the annual blessing and lighting of the Christmas Tree, with accompanying carol-singing on the Village Green on Wednesday 7th December at 8.20pm (please note change of date). There will be refreshments afterwards in The Coopers.
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Newsletter
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for November.
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9th November

AGM

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.

26th October

Annual General Meeting

Thank you for all your support for Tidy Towns this year. The year has come to an end and we are preparing for our AGM on Monday 7th November at 7.30pm in the Community Hall.
All members of the community are invited to attend the AGM to share your ideas.  The AGM allows people to have a voice in the development of their community & to have an input into environmental & sustainability matters, etc. Your ideas & opinions will be greatly appreciated. Attendance at the AGM will not be taken as a commitment to your continued involvement but as a help to generate new ideas for Birdhill & the community.
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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

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Newsletter

Click here to read Issue 9 of the National Tidy Towns newsletter

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29th September

Smart Villages

Birdhill are seeking a place in a new Smart Village Training by North Tipperary Development Company. We will forward 3 candidates for training and hope to learn about new ways to enhance life in Birdhill through all things Digital. We will have further information after the training towards the end of the year. If you are a digital creature and have ideas new or old to share about Community hubs, working from home, lighting, heating or WiFi suggestions with a digital wing , don’t hesitate to contact our Committee here.
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Lego Wanted

Birdhill National School will gladly accept your unwanted LEGO, a stimulating toy for motor skills as well as numeracy and social development. Contact Gina at Birdhill school.
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Upcycle Challenge

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/

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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.

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Annual Spossorship

Many thanks to Mulcair credit union for their recent commitment to give us sponsorship as before. We appreciate this community support.
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Annual General Meeting

Finally, we are expecting Tidy Towns results in the next month or so, after which we will hold our AGM.
Thanks to all our Committee and Volunteers for their ongoing commitment and hard work. A warm welcome tis extended o anyone who would like to join us in our work, share your expertise and interest or just suggest an idea. Keep an eye on Birdhill instagram and Facebook for notice of our AGM. All welcome to this open meeting.

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19th September

Harvest Thanksgiving

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.

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Heritage News

Follow this link to read Tipperary Heritage Office’s most recent newsletter:  https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/tipperary-heritage-office-newsletter

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The Workshop

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)

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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.

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12th September

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.

Newsletter

Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for August

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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.

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9th August

Community Event

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.

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Heritage Week

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.

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29th July

Newsletter
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for July

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Farm Plastic

See attached flyer for details of forthcoming arrangements for the disposal of farm plastics

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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/

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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  

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27th June

Newsletters
Click here to read the following newsletters:

  • National Tidy Towns newsletter for June;
  • Tipperary Heritage June Newsletter giving details of forthcoming Heritage Week.

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Art Exhibition

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

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3rd June

Planting
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.
Birdhill is looking great for Summer, but we will all need to be extra vigilant as the Judging time for the National Competition begins next weekend. Please pick up any litter you see or notify the committee of any bigger items which need removing.
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Flowers for Sale
We have some Begonias for Sale at €1 each.  Contact Denis Floyd

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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

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Summer Event
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.

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11th May

Newsletters
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.

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Art Exhibition
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.

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2nd May

Art Class in the Park to celebrate May Day

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14th April

Easter in the Park

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Tidy Towns Newsletter
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns Newsletter for April.
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County Development Plan
Tipperary County Council has prepared Proposed Amendments to the Draft Tipperary County Development Plan 2022 – 2028. The list of amendments includes Proposed Amendments to the Record of Protected Structures. To view the proposed amendments and associated environmental reports please visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/cdp

Closing date for submissions or observations is Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 4pm.   Email  cdp@tipperarycoco.ie

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10th April

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20th March 2022

Newsletters
Click here to read the National Tidy Towns newsletter for March.
Click here to read the Tipperary Heritage Office newsletter for March.
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Want your family to be on TV?
See attached flyer for details of Home Advantage, a family game show which will soon begin recording a new series.
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28th February 2022

Crisp Packet Recycling
Further to recent news that the facility for the recycling of crisp packets and chocolate wrappers is no longer available in our Information Hub (Phone Box) in the village, members of the community are reminded that these items can now be placed in your domestic recycling bin. Soft plastics are now accepted in the recycling bin due to advancements in technologies at recycling facilities in Ireland and access to new markets where this material can be processed. This includes all plastic films from your shopping, plastic bottles from milk, water and beverages; plastic tubs, containers and food trays; yogurt pots as well as soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles. A full list is on Repak’s ‘What can I recycle’ page  https://repak.ie/recycling/what-can-i-recycle/
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Newsletters
Click here to read the February Tidy Towns newsletter.   We recommended it for your perusal as it keeps our Community in touch with initiatives eg. There is a generous tree sponsorship offer from EZ living in this one.
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14th February 2022

Events Committee:  A word of thanks to Margaret Clifford and her Community Activities Committee for their installation of the Valentine’s Heart in the Village. The Committee are looking ahead to having  a Community Festival in the Summer. Let us know if you would like to get involved or share ideas.
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END OF CRISP BAGS RECYCLING:  The company Terracycle who run the crisp packet recycling scheme are ending the scheme next month. Recycling will be ending in the Birdhill phone box on March 17th.
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.
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Newsletters:  Click here to see the first issues of the National Tidy Towns newsletter and Tipperary Arts Office newsletter for 2022.