It’s all hands to the pump in Kildorrery these days as Tidy Towns committee members put the finishing touches to their village in advance of adjudication in the Pride of Place competition, the Cork County Litter Challenge and the ‘big one’ – the National Tidy Towns competition. 

Dedicated and hardworking, Kildorrery Tidy Towns committee welcome any type of assistance and the recently formed Kildorrery Beavers offered to help, an offer that was warmly accepted.

Civic pride is a core principle of the Beavers and under the supervision of trained leaders, Kildorrery Beavers have been busy picking, sweeping and cleaning.

Members of Kildorrery Tidy Towns committee who are working extremely hard to have their village in perfect order for the forthcoming Pride of Place competition, Cork County Litter Challenge and the National Tidy Towns competition, l-r: Andrew O’Dea, Pat Ahern, Conor Maguire, Alan Meader, Ted Enright, Mary Kelly, Nicholas Hickey and Lena McCarthy. (John Ahern)

Great strides 

In terms of enhancement and presentation, Kildorrery has made huge progress in recent years and the goal is to continue this upward trajectory. The Village Park has become an important focal point for locals and thanks to the expertise of landscape company Casey/McGowen, this amenity now looks superb.

As well as practical help from the aforementioned Beavers, Kildorrery Tidy Towns received financial assistance from Cork County Council and a trust set up by JP McManus – this support is much appreciated.

Tremendous team effort

Central to the success of Kildorrery Tidy Towns committee has been a concerted team effort that has succeeded in mobilising the entire community. The end result is a neat and attractive village that everyone is justifiably proud of.

All going according to plan, Kildorrery will be rewarded for their Trojan efforts in the weeks and months ahead.