GIVING UP THEIR TIME, PUTTING IN THE EFFORT: Fermoy Tidy Towns volunteers hard at work in the vicinity of Christ Church, Fermoy, l-r: Vanessa McCarthy, Des White, Fernando, Adrian Hanley (Watergrasshill), Paul Kavanagh and Mike Bennett. (Picture: John Ahern)

After the annual Tidy Towns competition was cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020, towns across The Avondhu catchment area are ramping up their efforts in time for the 2021 competition. 

Judging for the coveted award will take place online this year. 

While several groups struggled during the early part of this year while lockdowns were still in place, it’s all guns blazing between now and July 2nd to showcase the natural beauty and environment of the area, with community pride and volunteering picking up positively, according to most groups. 

In Kildorrery, locals managed to “tip away” on their own despite distancing rules, Kildorrery Tidy Towns secretary Dermot Murphy said. 

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