Ennis Tidy Towns looking ahead to busy year

Ennis Tidy Towns looking ahead to busy year


Ennis Tidy Towns committee is looking forward to building on its record breaking success of 2017 when a record 8 awards were won in the National Tidy Town’s competition.

Ennis narrowly missed out on the top prize by one point to Birdhill, Co. Tipperary.

This was down to the tremendous work by volunteers and the various agencies, organisations and community groups in the town.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the National Tidy Towns Competition and Ennis are going to do everything in their power to scoop the top prize!

At the recent AGM Cormac McCarthy was elected Chairman.

Ennis Tidy Towns are actively looking for new volunteers and groups to partner with on projects for inclusion in our May submission.

Ennis Tidy Towns first major project is the Spring Biodiversity Lecture series which takes place every Wednesday from 7-8pm in Waterpark House on Drumbiggle Road starting on 21st February with renowned artist and wildlife expert Gordon D’Arcy.  These events are free and all are welcome to attend.

In addition we will be hosting a series of workshops to help develop our 3 year plan but more information will come on this in the coming weeks.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.