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Upcoming Events:

Community Led Archaeological Excavation
St.Crispin’s Cell: Rathdown Heritage Site, Greystones
5th – 9th November 2018

St Cripsin's Cell

Look familiar? Many of us have seen this remarkable structure on the DART or while on a stroll through Redford Park; however, most people don’t appreciate the history of this site which dates back to approximately 16th century AD. Help us literally unearth that history by volunteering with us at the St. Crispin’s archaeological dig right here in Greystones!!! We are very excited to have professional archaeological and public support for this volunteer dig.

Sign up to get digging!!!

Monday 5th to Friday 9th November
Mornings from 09.30 to 13.00 or Afternoons from 14.00 to 16.30
Minimum contribution one half day – no prior experience is required. Wear appropriate work attire. Minors above 16 years of age welcome with chaperone.

Please register your interest in participating by contacting one of the following:
Marie Burbridge Tel 087 251 1717 Email marieburbridge@icloud.com
Frank Coyne Tel 086 3855918 Email frankpcoyne@gmail.com

The excavation is promoted and supported by the Heritage Department of Wicklow County Council and is part-funded by the ‘Creative Wicklow’ Grant Scheme 2018 and facilitated by the Irish Archaeology Consultants Ltd. (IAC)

Read more about the site and dig here.


 


Recent Awards:

Winner Bronze Medal – Tidy Towns 2018!

Thank you to our volunteers and community-at-large for making this big win happen! Congratulations to all of the other winners across all of the categories. View the official results here.

County Winner of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2018!


About our Community:

Greystones Tidy Towns is made up of a committed group of volunteers whose mission is to keep the beautiful town of Greystones as clean and tidy as would be expected of the town that won “World’s Most Livable Community” in 2008. We have also taken on a role as a community educator and advocate for sustainability, biodiversity, preservation of local heritage, and “smart cities”.  Join us if you want to help make a difference and an impact in this wonderful community.

 

Click here to watch a video about our lovely town. ▶ 5:20Video for livecom awards greystones youtube

We invite you to visit our site and find out what we are all about.  You will see what projects we are currently working on, news, events and what we have planned for the future and some of our finished projects. Take a look at the following video for more about Greystones Tidy Towns with special friends from the Happy Pear and Daly’s SuperValu.


Message from the Committee Chair:

Welcome to the website for Greystones Tidy Towns!  My name is Marie McCooey and I am proud to be continue as Chairman for Greystones Tidy Towns. Greystones  as we all know was voted as one of the Worlds Most Livable Communities to live in 2008.  We would like to think that it would still win that prize if we were to enter the competition again.   Greystones Tidy Towns is proud to play its part, along with the many other local organisations which make such a great contribution to the town’s high quality of life.  Chairman of Tidy Towns  is a role I am looking forward to tackling and have great hopes for  our future in the Tidy Towns competition.  We cannot and will not do well in the competition without the whole of Greystones being involved.  We want to get the idea across that “Tidy Towns” is not just for the couple of weeks the judges are around.  It has to be a year round effort on all our parts to keep our town looking as neat and tidy as we would our own homes.  An extra effort is needed just before the judges visit, like we would spring clean our own place before important visitors.

The Greystones Tidy Towns Committee would be delighted to hear from you: feedback, comments or ideas. In particular, we would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer.

We are very proud this year to launch our REUSABLE CUP CAMPAIGN with the help of Liz Dillon and Eoghan Parle. Our campaign is called Every Cup Counts! Greystones.    Check out the website here.  EVERY CUP COUNTS! GREYSTONES.

You can contact us here.

Marie McCooey

Chairman – Greystones Tidy Towns