No sooner had I moved in than I went in search of my local Tidy Towns group. If you have any ideas for sustainable development or environmental enhancement then they are the best starting point!

Every year they enter your town or village into a national competition. Over the past decade the emphasis within the competition has shifted from “tidy” to “sustainable”. Where once manicured hedgerows or grass verge scored points, now “wildlife corridors” and “butterfly meadows” are desired.

You can keep up to date with Lisdoonvarna Tidy Towns on Facebook here. At the moment we are finalising a sustainable communities course and hope to gather momentum within the town for a collaborated approach towards a Sustainable Lisdoonvarna. I will post updates via this site also as they become newsworthy 🙂

Theresa O’Donohoe

February 19th 2017