News — 07 August 2013

Gary Clarke(Tús), Peter Connor(Tús) & Eamonn Farrell(CE) are doing a great work painting the Town Hall, a couple of dry days will see the job finished. Thank you to AB Hire & Alan Hora of Loughglynn Construction for supplying the scissors lift. Castle Street has been transformed by these three men, after three of the terraced houses were given a paint make over by them, other owners have followed suit the terraced houses are now looking splendid. The new flower containers outside Trim Castle Hotel are also a great addition. The Braveheart information display has also become a massive tourist attraction, well done to Clr James O’Shea and all those involved.

Pat and Anne Whelan of St Patricks Park have done a great job painting all the street rubbish bins.

We’d like to thank Eddie & Geraldine Duignam of Highfield House for their recent with deadheading flowers and power washing some of the footpath on Castle Street.

We’d like to welcome some younger litterpickers, Zoe and Luka Murray, Heather and Mark Winters, and Michael & Luke Farrell who were helped by their respective parents Roy Murray, Ursula Winters and Peter Farrell.

The CE workers, with the Folk Park, did a great painting up the buildings beside The Castle Arch Hotel. Jim Losty who has helped Trim Tidy Towns on a few occasions lately, helped again by sponsoring the paint.

Brian Loughrey and Felicity Carroll have cleared half the town of weeds, great work!

Trim wouldn’t be looking as well as it does if it wasn’t for all the hanging baskets that decorate the streets of the town, but it is hard work maintaining, feeding & watering them, especially over the recent dry spell, Pearce Johnston(Tús) has been responsible for this. He has been helped by Noel Rochford, Clr Michael Kenny, Willy Mahon, Jimmy Ryan and more recently Stephen McDonagh(CE) and Michael Farrell(CE), but primarily it’s been Pearce.

Meath Opportunities in Training (MOT) have crafted a wooden plaque for the Mael Seachtain Sculpture in Fr Teehan Park. The original copper plaque was stolen a number of years ago, so it’s fantastic to have a new name plate. Thank you to Veronica Allen and everyone who helped.

Cynthia Peppard(CE) is doing a brilliant job as a tour guide & town welcomer at the tourist office. Tourists have been very impressed with her guided tours of Trim’s historical sites.

Megan Quinn is working her creative magic on some derelict houses on Haggard Street, we can’t wait to see the finished product.

Stephanie Gallegos and Oskaras Liskovas have our community website. If you need your community group information published, please email A massive amount of work went into this website by both Stephanie & Oskaras. We’ll be officially launching the website later in the year.

Ciaran Allen is finishing up his Tús work in the coming weeks, he has done an amazing amount of work in the last year, but he assured us that still going to keep volunteering. Thank you Ciaran from all in Trim Tidy Towns.

Lee Higgins on work experience from Youthreach did a great job painting the fence at Blackfrairy & the sheds at Marcies Pub at Newtown.

In next weeks Focus, we’ll be announcing details of Trim’s own Pride Of Place competition for 2013, sponsored by Nally’s Supevalue, Haggard Street, Trim.

Thank you to all other Tidy Town helpers, such as these regular litterpickers: Bernard McEntee, Gerry Purcell, Francis Simonet, Eoin Mahon, Ciaran Allen, Peter Farrell, Andy and Bernie Kelly, Margaret Davis, Tony Killeen, John Quinn, Sandy Vander Westhuizen and many more!

The Tidy Towns and Pride Of Place judging is over by now, but we continue to work throughout the year, if you want to help Trim Tidy Towns, please contact us by email at, by our facebook page, ‘Trim Tidy Towns Workers’, or by phone at 0868207804.


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