Back To Work We Go!

Following a well deserved break, we are back this Saturday morning (February 6th) at 10am for our regular clean up of the village. As this will be our 1st official clean up of 2016, we are looking for as many you who made those New Year resolutions to volunteer with us for an hour or two this Saturday. You might even enjoy it!! All equipment is supplied. We will be concentrating on ensuring that the village is litter free and we also hope to send a team of workers up towards the Fonthill Road.

Meeting in our usual spot of Tuthills carpark! 

Please spread the word - Everyone is welcome!!  

Clondalkin Village - A Poster Free Area

Clondalkin Village - A Poster Free Area

Clondalkin TidyTowns introduced a poster ban for the centre of Clondalkin Village with the support of the locally elected representatives, to protect and enhance our historic village. The ban represents a voluntary request that all posters be kept out of the historic centre of the village.

 

Clondalkin TidyTowns has received a very positive response from all quarters in all previous elections and referenda, especially from local residents and businesses. As the General Election 2016 campaign officially begins today, we will be contacting all of the elected representatives and political groups to thank them once again for their cooperation in agreeing to a poster ban in Clondalkin Village but to also remind them of the area/boundary concerned.

The Poster-free zone can be seen in the above map, marked in orange. Our Tidy Town area is shown in a black dotted line with the outer boundary shown by red dots.

The agreed limits for poster ban where:

* Village Centre

* Convent Road/Boot Road Junction with Fonthill Road (traffic lights)

* New Road - Entrance to St. Brigid's Estate 

* Monastery Road - Library

* Old Nangor Road - Main Entrance to Leisure Centre carpark

* Watery Lane - Entrance to Aras Chronain

* 9th Lock Road - Entrance to SDCC carpark (Social Welfare office entrance)

The judging of the national Supervalu TidyTowns competition takes place between June and August and is done in complete secret. Results are then sent to all entrants in September. Clondalkin TidyTowns are seeking new volunteers all the time. Everyone is welcome to join us. We meet in Tuthills carpark in the village every Saturday & Sunday at 10am. Gloves & hi-vis vests are supplied.

For more information, please visit our Website & Twitter pages

New Committee for 2016

Our new committee was voted in at last night's Annual General Meeting held in the Green Isle Hotel. Kathleen Gill was elected as Chairperson, Pat O'Sullivan as Secretary and Leo O'Callaghan as Treasurer. Tommy Keogh was elected as Vice Chairperson, Agnes O'Neill as Assistant Secretary and Sean Lavin as Assistant Treasurer. Maeve O'Sullivan, Ronan Connolly, Michael Maloney, Rachel Heller, George Smith and Robert Dowds were also elected as committee members.

Outgoing Chairperson Pat O'Sullivan thanked the entire Clondalkin Tidy Towns committee and members for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm which in many cases has been beyond the call of volunteering. Pat also thanked the local business owners in Clondalkin for their fantastic support especially those who have supported our group financially. Pat also thanked the staff of South Dublin County Council and commented on our professional working relationship.

The positive impact of our work throughout the village is hard to miss. From the 70 barrels of flowers in the village last summer to the regular litter clean ups with local resident groups, Clondalkin Tidy Towns is helping to create a cleaner and greener place to live. Our ongoing aim is to generate awareness, cooperation, inclusion and enthusiasm amongst the people of Clondalkin, both young and old.

We scored 260 points out of a possible 450 in the 2015 national Supervalu Tidy Towns competition and this was recognised by our group being awarded an Endeavour Award for achieving the highest % increase in Dublin in 2015 and the 2nd highest in all of Ireland.

2016 will be a very busy year for us. We have several large projects planned including the development of the Camac River at the Civic Offices, a 1916 Commemorative Garden at Newlands Cross, assisting the Round Tower Heritage Development, holding our annual Clondalkin Village Summer Competition, maintaining Clondalkin Village as a Poster Free Zone and the installation of our flower barrels throughout the village.

We will be back out on our weekly clean up next Saturday morning (6th February) at 10am, meeting in Tuthills carpark. Everyone welcome!!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir

Summer Competition 2015

Entry Form

Clondalkin - A Poster Free Area!

 

Clondalkin TidyTowns introduced a poster ban for the centre of Clondalkin Village, to protect and enhance our historic village. The ban is a voluntary request that all posters be kept out of the historic centre of the village.

Clondalkin TidyTowns has received a very positive response from all quarters in all previous elections and referenda, especially from local residents and businesses. We would like to thank all of the elected representatives and political groups for their cooperation in agreeing to a poster ban in Clondalkin Village.

The Poster-free zone can be seen in the above map, marked in orange. Our Tidy Town area is shown in a black dotted line with the outer boundary shown by red dots.

 

The agreed limits for poster ban where:


* Village Centre
* Convent Road - Entrance to Church
* New Road - Entrance to Church
* Monastery Road - Tully's Castle
* Old Nangor Road - Main Entrance to Leisure Centre carpark
* Watery Lane - Entrance to Aras Chronain
* 9th Lock Road - Entrance to SDCC carpark (Social Welfare office entrance)

The judging of the national Supervalu TidyTowns competition takes place between June and August and is done in complete secret. Results are then sent to all entrants in September. Clondalkin TidyTowns are seeking new volunteers all the time. Everyone is welcome to join us. We meet in Tuthills carpark in the village every Tuesday at 6.30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 10am. Gloves & hi-vis vests are supplied.

For more information, please visit our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Update on Round Tower Project April 2015

 

South Dublin County Council have set aside a considerable sum of money for the design and construction of the Round Tower Visitor Centre and Public Gardens. This is the largest single allocation proposed under the Villages Initiative Project. These works will commence on site in autumn 2015. No other projects will be proposed for Clondalkin under the Villages Initiative Programme until this flagship scheme is completed.

 

The Consultant Design Team for the Round Tower Project has now been tendered and consultants appointed. This team is already at work preparing tender documentation for the Visitor Centre project. Upcoming works will include ground investigation testing (bearing capacity) and enabling works to determine the exact nature of conservation works to the Millview Cottages. Both of these investigations will be supervised by the consultant archaeologist as required by Departmental approval. 

 

Tender is scheduled to issue in early October 2015 with works commencing November. Construction works should last approximately 12 months. The Centre is targeted to open in late 2016. Expressions of Interest advertisement has already issued in relation to the café / retail franchise associated with the Visitor Centre. Libraries Section have allocated a staff member to work full-time on researching material and content suitable for exhibition in a variety of formats. The scheme will be promoted when its themes, content and construction are at a more advanced stage.

 

We would like to congratulate the entire Round Tower Heritage group committee for their unbelievable hard work and commitment over the past couple of years to get this project to a stage where we will see construction work commencing in the coming months. The opening of the Round Tower site to general public will allow Clondalkin to grow as a tourist destination. 

 

Clondalkin Tidy Towns are delighted to have played a central part of this group.