Our news

Emo Tidy towns hold their A.G.M. in April  in the Old School community centre.
Welcome to our newly opened restaurant in the centre of the village with best wishes to all involved.
We wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2018  looking forward to a busy year ahead and hopefully many new volunteers coming on board.
Tidy towns National competition is on going during June July August with judging starting in June
Good luck to all involved in keeping our village looking so well.
Help combat the destructive Chalara ash die back disease. This fungus causes leaf loss and can kill young ash trees in one growing season. Log onto www.ashtag.org/sightings/submit”>www.ashtag.org/sightings/submit and report on the perceived [good ] health of any ash tree in your area over the next couple of years. Reports from Denmark say about 1% of all trees are disease tolerant. Identification of tolerant trees is vital to ash survival and it can vary from area to area.
Laois clean up week is in  April every year.
Competition starts in June it will be all hands on deck in early Spring.
Please recycle at our bring bank situated to the rear of the Gate Lodge We welcome our new larger recycling bins
We received a special biodiversity award from Laois Co. Co.in October 2016Well done to all who worked so hard to achieve this award. Our village pump area is undergoing a badly needed facelift and work will be complete in early spring 2018.Eamon our environment officer is working hard to develop our wildflower garden.It will take a couple of years to establish and look its best as we are saving local seeds which is  a slow process waiting for the seeds to germinate and then transplant them to their most  suitable position.

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