Monthly Archives: April 2024

WTT Activities and News 2024

April 25th  –   It’s coming up to that time of year again!   The beautiful flowers destined for Wexford in Bloom’s roll-out of a sea of brightly-coloured hanging baskets on Main Street and around the town are coming along just fine!  With the Fleadh fast approaching in August, residents and visitors alike can look forward to a town filled with splashes of colour, and (hopefully) sunshine!



March 28th  –   It is a great honour to have members of Wexford Tidy Towns Volunteers, with our hi-viz jackets and litter-pickers, included in the diverse group of people on the poster welcoming visitors to Fleadh 24 approaching from Wexford Bridge.  Let’s hope it’s a gentle reminder to all to keep our town clean and beautiful during your stay!



March 20th  –  Wexford Tidy Towns are thrilled to reach the finishing line with our Public Art mosaic project, designed by Wexford artist Helen McLean.  The installation was formally launched on 18th March by Wexford Town Mayor John Hegarty.  The artwork now ‘bookends’ the quays with it’s sister “Blue Whale” mosaic artwork on the wall at Wexford Bridge.  Wexford Tidy Towns volunteers are very proud to have been involved with this uplifting art project from conception to installation, none of which would have been possible without the financial and other support from Waterford and Wexford Educational Training Board ( WWETB )

mosaiccath mosaicgroup



March 17th   –  For the first time in quite a few years,  Wexford Tidy Towns volunteers were delighted to take part in the 2024 St. Patricks Day parade in Wexford.  We were subsequently even more delighted to be awarded Best Community Group for 2024!





March 8th  –  Wexford County Council have announced a Schools “Snap into Action” competition, as part of the “Spring Clean Wexford 2024″ initiative.  The prize is €500 for your school, and the title of “Wexford’s Cleanest school 2024”.

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Feb 24th – The “Shoals of Herring” Public Art mosaic project, a collaboration between Wexford Tidy Towns volunteers and WWETB, under the guidance of artist Helen McLean, is nearing completion!   The installation of the completed work should take place in the next few weeks.



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WTT Activities and News 2023

Dec 23

So proud of our Wexford Tidytowns volunteers today for winning the most votes in the Wexford Volunteer Center calendar competition.

Thank you to everyone who voted and to all of the staff at the Volunteer Centre.




Nov 23 – As part of our committment to promoting Public Art projects in Wexford Town, Wexford Tidy Towns Volunteers, working with WWETB Community Education and artist Helen McLean have begun work on a Mosaic project to be installed on our Quayfront next spring.

The work is entitled “A Shoal of Herrings”, and references an old Wexford tradition that no fishing boats shall put to sea on St. Martin’s Eve (Nov 10th), following an ancient tragic legend of that date in 1762, when 70 fishermen drowned, having been warned by an apparition of St. Martin to return to shore.



Oct 23  We were over the moon to be awarded our  third Gold Medal by Minister Heather Humphries at the 2023 Tidy Towns awards at Croke Park on 6th October,  having achieved the Gold award in 2021 and 2022.  It was also rewarding to find we had been awarded higher marks in each scoring category than in 2022, it is always great when the hard work and planning of the team is noticed and appreciated.  We will not be resting on our laurels, we already have plans for the coming year in areas such as recruitment, collaborations, street and town art, sustainability and biodiversity.  goldmedal




Sept 23 – We are pleased to announce that another beautiful piece of Street Art, as part of Wexford Local Authorities’ initiative to commission creative artists to brighten our streetscapes with innovative wall art installations, laden with Wexford-specific connections.   This piece was conceived and has now been completed in Abbey Street by EMIC ( Belfast artist Eoin McGinn ).  Facing Wexford Arts Centre, the image is a moody depiction of a dancer, with the blue/green sea and clouds depicting a Wexford surround.

Mural 8 Abbey Street EMIC


There is more information in this Irish Independent article on this Arts project.  An interesting snippet from Eoin’s interview – “Today I’m going to paint 12 magpies because the first magpies in Ireland were sighted as being in Wexford town,” .


August 23 – Invitation:  You are cordially invited to the Wexford Tidy Towns AGM,  on Wed 6th September, at 7pm in the Pike Suite, Talbot Hotel.   AGM


July 23 –  Very happy to report that our Volunteer numbers continue to rise – you may have noticed more hi-viz jackets out and about for our Saturday morning and Wednesday evening cleanups.  We continue to be a diverse group, with Volunteers from over 14 nations worldwide.



Big thanks to Wexford Volunteer Centre for their help in referring willing helpers to our cause!



March 23 – Wexford’s application to host the 2024 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann is successful, Yippee!!   Wexford Tidy Towns will be engaging and working with all other involved groups to ensure that the expected 100,000+ visitors for Fleadh week on 4th to 11th August 2024 will see Wexford at it’s sparkling best!       Fleadh-2024



March 23 – Wexford Tidy Towns Volunteers are excited to be taking part in the Edible Gardens project, to be created in the Chamber of Commerce Car Park, Hill Street.  This initiative is all about Biodiversity and Sustainability.   The Edible Towns Network encourages a chemical-free approach to growing, and encourages communities to grow together and help Biodiversity.  Find out more about the Edible Gardens Network HERE

Edible Towns Network Project March 23

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