History2019-10-09T13:38:25+03:00

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
· Installation of an Autism Friendly Area in the Park as part of Birdhill becoming an “Autism-Friendly Village.”

RISING TO THE TOP

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 300 176
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
2018 450 335
2019 470 339

 

Tidy Towns Successes

Year Description
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
  • 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 Co. Tipperary
2017
  • National Tidy Towns Overall Winner
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Village
  • 1st place SE Region
  • National Gold Medal
  • National Tidy Towns: 1st place in Co. Tipperary
2018
  • Represented Ireland in Communities in Bloom
  • National Gold Medal
  • National Tidy Towns: 2nd place in Co. Tipperary
2019
  • National Silver Medal
  • National Tidy Towns: 2nd place in North Tipperary
  • Tree Project Award (for Community Orchard)

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