The annual Greystones TidyTowns Family Fun Day is postponed due to COVID. Be well, be safe, and stay home.
You can still compete in our new Fun Day event, the 2020 Container Garden Competition, to make the day extra special. Read more and learn how to enter, here.
Greystones Tidy Towns is thrilled to announce that we have been adjudicated and awarded a Silver Medal in the SuperValu Tidy Towns National competition!!!! 🥈🚀
A huge THANKS to everyone involved, our volunteers, CE and TUS workers, the Municipal Council, all our sponsors and everyone else in this wonderful community who supported our work. Join us as we move onward and upward with our ambitious programme over the next year!
Read the official TidyTowns adjudication report here.
Video on What We Do
Amazing work is done at Charlesland/Seabourne View Roundabout. The project included a major clean up of the main roundabout section and extensive plantings of pollinator-friendly species in the splitter-lanes. Special thanks to our sponsors, municipal council, and volunteers.
Our AGM was held on January 23rd with a great turnout. Elections, discussions of future planning and a year in review occurred. Thanks to everyone for attending.
Our 2019 Christmas Market was a massive success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the Greystones Market, the community who shopped locally and to Santa!
Greystones Junior Tidy Towns kicks off their Big Beach Clean Series at South Beach beginning 25 November 2019 with the Greystones Community National School.
Nearly 200m length of Burnaby Park has been replanted in partnership with the Municipal Council, Barnaby Park Resident’s Association and GTT with special thanks to volunteers from Verde environmental group who planted up very large pollinator-friendly bed in Burnaby Park. Never would have been possible without them! https://verde.ie/
Greystones Tidy Towns volunteers, with the support of the Municipal Council, recently scrapped, trimmed and landscaped the north and south islands of the main Charlesland and Seabourne View roundabout. This is the first step in transforming this whole interchange. Special thanks to Arboretum, Kilquade who sponsored the plants. Further updates will follow as we progress on this much-needed community enhancement.
Visit our latest and perhaps largest scale bio-diversity project. Find it on Mill Rd. just inside the Shoreline Leisure fencing. This project included dozens of edible orchard trees, native wildflower seed, raspberry and currants, and other animal and pollinator-friendly plantings over a 160-meter length of what used to be cut grass. Special thanks to sponsorship from Shoreline Leisure and the GTT volunteers.
Our first two Repair Cafes were a huge success in community building, doing more with less and reducing carbon emissions! The event was run in partnership with the Wicklow Innovation Meetup, a community ideas and innovation network. Check back for details on our next one in the new year! Learn more here.
Greystones Tidy Towns and Council work together to install a public drinking water refill station at Burnaby Park. More stations to come!
A revitalization of the Greystones DART station, Charlesland and Shoreline roundabouts and the Burnaby Park beds are also underway!
Our first community fruit orchard has been planted on Mill Lane (near Aldi). Pollinator-friendly orchard planted with edible fruit for future generations to enjoy.
We are proud to have launched and completed our first year with an active Junior Tidy Towns program. It is a privilege to work with the great families and teachers at all of our area primary schools. Jr Tidy Towns has conducted several beach cleans involving the primary school children.
See our new signage at South Beach encouraging people to keep our beach, sea, and waters clean of rubbish. Designed by, Adam, one of our committee members.
Winner Silver Medal – Tidy Towns 2019!
A huge THANKS to everyone involved, our volunteers, CE and TUS workers, the Municipal Council, all our sponsors and everyone else in our wonderful community who supported us.
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.
Message from the Committee Chair:
Welcome to the website for Greystones Tidy Towns! My name is Marie McCooey and I am proud to continue as Chairman for Greystones Tidy Towns. Greystones, as we all know, was voted as one of the World’s Most Livable Communities to live in 2008 and we do our best to support that reputation.
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. Tidy Towns is a year-round effort on all our parts to keep our town looking as neat and tidy as we would our own homes. We also believe in supporting initiatives in climate action, biodiversity, heritage, and environmental education.
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.
You can contact us here.
Chairman – Greystones Tidy Towns