Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wexford in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2013

A lovely evening was had by all who attended the Wexford in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2013 on Thursday night last 19th September. The Ceremony was hosted by Wexford Credit Union at their premises in Anne Street. Awards were presented to the Winners of the Wexford in Bloom Competition which this year received over 100 entries! The Wexford in Bloom Committee was delighted with the huge response to the competition. Over 50 prizes were presented ranging from Special Committee Awards to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Highly Commended. The Judges were – Cliona Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford County Council , who judged the Primary Schools. Chris Maddock and Leanne Roche, both from Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, who judged all the other categories in the Competition.

The Chairperson of Wexford in Bloom Helen Corish-Wylde congratulated all the winners and participants who worked so hard to make Wexford Town and environs a more beautiful place to live in and a unique town for our tourists to visit and enjoy. She added that their floral displays and environmental projects reflect the positive community spirit that is alive and flourishing in Wexford. The Deputy Mayor Cllr. Joe Ryan, who is a member of the Wexford in Bloom Committee, also congratulated all who helped to make our town more beautiful and enhance our environment. He also paid tribute to his fellow committee members for their contribution to Wexford Town.

Posted in Events, Tidy Towns News

What do you know about invasive species?

Invasive species are non-native species that, as a result of human activity, have been transported further than they could naturally travel and have subsequently disrupted their newly colonised environments. Biological invasions happen when an organism arrives at a place beyond its previous range.

Invasive species are now considered to be one of the greatest threats to biodiversity on a global scale. And they are in Wexford! There is presently a campaign underway to tackle the scourge of Japanese Knotweed in Wexford.

This talk in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on Sept 19 (8pm) will give you a good introduction to the whole subject of invasive species and how we can best deal with them.

If you feel like swotting up before then have a look at this online brochure prepared by Niamh Lennon, Biodiversity Officer with Wexford County Council: Invasive Species.


Posted in Biodiversity, Events

LAMA Community and Council Awards

The LAMA Community and Council 2014 awards highlight community projects and developments that enhance one’s local area. Councillors across the country nominate projects across 26 categories. Categories include Best Community Based Initiative, Best Eco-Friendly Initiative, Best Heritage Project. All projects must have been completed in the last three years (five years for parks). Details at

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Disability Awareness Video – “My Litter, My Responsibility”

Tipperary schools lead the way in raising awareness about the impact of litter, with this “My Litter, my responsibility video short”.

Posted in Tidy Towns News