Athea Tidy Towns

Athea Tidy Towns-03/11/2020

By Damien Ahern

Athea Tidy Towns November Fundraiser

  1. Completion of the Athea Tidy Towns Heritage Trail

Leaflet + Kids Booklet

  1. Planting of 6 Native Whitebeam trees together with stone flower beds at Athea Creamery Yard
  2. Erection of Hanging Baskets and floral displays in the village and their maintenance
  3. Assistance with maintaining green areas during lockdown
  4. Developing Athea Riverwalk – erecting fence, laying path, planting trees & shrubs together with the construction of Hen Harrier Arch
  5. Installation of public water bottle refill station
  6. Sandblasting and painting of the footbridge and the painting of other derelict buildings on Colbert Street

3 Installation of speed reduction signs on the Listowel and Abbeyfeale Rds

  1. Securing further public lighting for the village

Throughout the month of November, a gofundme page will be live and will accept donations safely online from bank cards/credit cards etc by following the link which is available on the Athea Tidy Towns Facebook Page.

Donation boxes have also been placed in O’Riordan’s Pharmacy, Collin’s Shop and Griffin Butchers.

As always, thanks to the wonderful Athea community for your continued support.

Míle buíochas

Athea Tidy Towns Committee



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Athea Tidy Towns – 18/08/2020

by Damien Ahern

We were delighted to welcome Padraig Cronin from the Hen Harrier Project to our Riverwalk recently. Padraig was very impressed with the progress made and has requested us to host a ministerial visit in the near future to showcase the walk and the important awareness raising initiative of Athea – the hen harrier capital of Ireland. A permanent arch has been ordered for the walk and should be completed in the next few weeks. Three benches will also be installed at the site. Two of these benches are sponsored by local families and the final bench will be erected in memory of Bridie O’Shea who helped so many people in the community during her time living in Athea – with much of this work being done unnoticed.  

Our application to the Town & Village Renewal Project is now complete. We should know in the next few weeks if we were successful. Fingers crossed. 

We hope to be in a position to advertise a fundraising initiative beginning in September – more details to follow. 

Great to see work continuing at Athea Creamery – congratulations and best of luck to the new business established here – ‘ The Lab’. Looking forward to welcoming you to our community. 

Heritage Leaflets & Kids Activity Books will be made available soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Some of our members visited the wonderful Glasha Lake for a guided tour by Pat & Bernie Higgins. What a wonderful amenity and asset to Athea and an absolute haven for wildlife. Well done to Pat & Bernie and family for all the work they have put in here over the last 25 years. Such potential! 


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