Monthly Archives: June 2015

Event: Underwater Photography Exhibition

As part of Wexford Maritime festival, there will be a free underwater photography exhibition hosted in Wexford County Hall. This exhibition is related to the one of our major environmental assets our water. So drop in and see what lies beneath the water that surrounds us. There are 102 pictures taken by Irish divers and snorkelers, showcasing what we can see off the Irish coast and abroad. You will be guaranteed to see our water wildlife in a different way so it is well worth a visit. The exhibition will run every day and you are invited to visit during the week any time from 9am – 5pm to have a look. The exhibition will finish on Monday 22nd.

Posted in Biodiversity, Events, Tidy Towns News

Action Day at GPS

15 Volunteers hits the streets of Wexford again on Saturday 13th, and once again achieved amazing results in a short space of time. We met at G.P.S Building/The old timber yard on Redmond Road at 10am. Even though there were a lot of cars parked in our way we managed to work around them and get lots of painting, weeding and cleaning. Thank you to everyone who came and helped make a huge improvement to this area. We will be continuing our Wednesday & Thursday 6pm cleanups and Saturdays at 10am so please come along and join us there is always something for everyone to do.


See more photos of the cleanup here:

  • Action Day GPS Building Redmond Road 13/06/2015
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    Action Day at The Old Cinema Wexford

    Wexford Tidy Towns volunteers have being completing a number of rejuvenating projects around the town this month. On Saturday 6th fifteen volunteers gave the Old Cinema on Redmond Road some much needed attention. They achieved a huge amount of work in a short space of time. They painted up the building, gates and railing aswell as doing a litter pick and weeding of the area. Thank you to everyone who came along and a big welcome to our new volunteers. We always need more people to join us and there is always something for everyone to do, so please come along to one of our Action Days.

    Action Day at The Old Cinema WexfordOldCinemaCleanupJune2015
    Before and After: Action Day at The Old Cinema Wexford 06/06/2015Print

    On Wednesday 10th we gave the windows in the Bullring a fresh coat of paint which complemented how wonderful the town is looking from the recent delivery of flowers from Wexford in Bloom. The nearby carpark was also cleaned and weeded. Well done to everyone who dedicated their time to helping keep Wexford clean and beautiful.

    Before and After: Wednesday Cleanup 10/06/2015Print

    Check out our Facebook page for more photos of our cleanups.

  • Action Day The Old Cinema Redmond Road 06/06/2015
  • Cleanup Bullring and Carpark 10//06/2015
  • Now is the time for all residents and businesses to be doing their bit to make Wexford as tidy and as beautiful as possible in advance of the Tidy Towns Adjudicator visit. We encourage residents to organise a clean-up, litter pick or some planting to make your street or estate more beautiful. Maudlintown, Fisher Row and other residential areas have been making a huge effort and they are looking fantastic. If your residents association or community group is improving or tidying your area please let us know we can help by organising equipment and disposal of rubbish. Send in some photos and we will highlight your great work!


    Our next Action Day will be on Saturday June 13th meeting at 10am at the G.P.S. the old Timber company, out on Redmond road. Please come along, we will be painting, weeding, and litter picking. Over the next few weeks we need to keep our town as clean and tidy as possible in advance of the Tidy Towns Judges visit.

    Posted in Cleanups, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News

    Wexford in Bloom Delivers 2015

    Wexford in Bloom were about the town getting the window boxes delivered and the hanging baskets up today. Thank you to all the businesses that took part in this year’s initiative and thank you to all the volunteers who were there to help deliver the baskets to the retailers. All the flowers were delivered to the residents in the Faythe, William St., and Hill St., last week. These areas are taking part in Wexford in Bloom’s residential scheme for the window boxes this year. The town is now blooming with colour for Summer 2015. Enjoy all the floral displays around the town for another year!

    Posted in Events, Tidy Towns Competition, Tidy Towns News

    Music Quiz Fundraiser 20th June 2015

    Tidy Towns will be having their second fun music quiz to raise funds for our Tidy Town Activities. It will start at 7.30pm at Fusion Cafe on Saturday June 20th and is only €2.50 per person, a table of 4 for just €10. We are looking for a few spot prizes for the night so if anyone or business can help please get in touch. Thank you to Liz Moloney from PlayZone who has offered us some free family passes to Playzone. So come along and have some fun on the night and support Wexford Tidy Towns. All money raised will help support our efforts to keep Wexford clean and beautiful for everyone.

    Posted in Events, Tidy Towns News

    Action Days May 2015

    Over the next few weeks we need to keep our town as clean and tidy as possible in advance of the Tidy Towns Judges Adjudication. Join our volunteers who are out three times a week Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday taking actions to improve our town. Wednesdays we meet in the Bullring and Thursdays by the Nicky Rackard statue in Selskar for one hour. All equipment is supplied. Our big Action Event every week is on Saturday at 10am for about one and a half hours. Just send us a message or check out Facebook, Twitter or the website here and we will let you know when and where we will be meeting next. If you could join us for one of these meetups it would really help us tidy and improve the town.

    Recently we joined forces with the Inland Waterways on Saturday 16th May and had a lovely morning cleanup on Kaat Strand. Our volunteers were all litter-picking as there was a large amount of rubbish washed up, mostly plastic bottles and plastic bags, there was also a lot of dumping. On Saturday 23rd we met at the tourist office on the Quay to paint and clean on the Crescent Quay. We met there again on Saturday 30th to finish off the painting. We also had a group out at Woodies roundabout picking up litter on the 30th. We will be moving on to paint Fettit’s Lane now during our evening cleanups. Next Saturday June 6th we will be painting the old cinema across from Dunnes, we need anyone who is willing to paint for an hour or two, if you can help please message me as I need to know how many brushes etc we need.

    Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us at our Action Days. We also want to say a big thank you to Michael Hayes and his staff at O’ Briens Sandwich bar on Main Street, who looks after the Tidy Towns volunteers, every week we are on the town we really enjoy the tea/coffee and chat afterwards.


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