Fáilte chuig Baile na Manach

Monkstown Village Tidy District is a local voluntary group with the principal aim of keeping our village looking beautiful and litter free. This involves weekly cleanups by our volunteers as well as flower planting and other activities. We also stage various events around the themes of ecology, biodiversity, recycling and local history.

Following the cancellation of the national Tidy Towns competition in 2020, as a result of ongoing public health concerns, the Council has decided to not proceed with the county-wide Tidy Districts Competition in 2020.

Tidy Districts Consultation – 8_Monkstown Tidy Districts Residents Association _Tidy Districts report 2020

Tabhair dom do Lámh

Some of you have been cleaning up around the village on an “ad hoc” basis and thank you very much for that. Now that we are in Phase 3 of reopening, the time has come for willing volunteers to put their gloves back on for our organised weekly one-hour cleanups. The cleanups are on Saturday mornings. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible outside the Parish Centre, Alma Place at 10.30 am (not the Ring until the CofI reopens). Don’t be afraid to come along. It doesn’t mean signing up for every Saturday — you can participate as often as it suits you and will always be welcomed.

Our message is to #StaySafe – you are urged to use your own judgement and take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your friends and your family.

COVID-19 UPDATE – August 2020

Monkstown Village Tidy District (MVTD) is committed to carrying out its activities in accordance with the current public health advice on preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus. To ensure that, we have developed and revised our Covid-19 policy.  All Committee Members, leaders, members and volunteers are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus.


Did you notice” articles courtesy of Monkstown Voice

Monkstown Parish Church, St Patrick’s Church, Monkstown & the Society of Friends Newsletter

Author: Seamus Cannon  seamuscannon@gmail.com

1 Did you notice the Ironwork…

2 Did you notice (polygonal stonework)

3 Did you notice…ogee window

4. Did you notice Stream

5.Did you notice… Juggy’s well

6 Did you notice Famine plaque-

7 Did you notice lamp standards

8 Did you notice… gas lights

9 Did you notice coastline… 1

10 Did you notice Huggins 

11. Did you notice…Pakenham De Vesci

12 Did you notice graveyard

13 Did you notice masonry

14 Did you notice recycled stone 

15 Did you notice St. Anne’s and Glandore

16 Did you notice benchmark

17 Did you notice- Placenames

18 Did you notice post boxes-

19 Did you notice- Lees PO

20 Did you notice Grubb


We are delighted to have contributions from local experts Seamus Cannon and Carole Cullen.

  • On 27th September which is National Walking Day #walkyourarea  – we recommend Seamus’s Exploring Historic Monkstown 1  
  • Expect interesting content, enjoyable insights and self-guided local history walks.  Maybe you can add to this – do you have local stories to tell or photographs to contribute? Snippets to share? All contributions are very welcome to monkstowntidydistrict@gmail.com.

And finally, ‘Mully of Mounttown ’ tells the story of a ‘tug of love’ over a favourite cow living
in Monkstown in the early eighteenth century! We hope you’ll enjoy these links. Thanks, Seamus.

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