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 clean ups 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

MVtd planters 2020

Tabhair dom do Lámh

At our last meeting we said we would resume our usual organised clean up Saturday morning. However, given that we are once more in Level 5 restrictions we will not be staging any organised clean ups for at least the next month. Nevertheless, as mentioned in the last communication, a stash of equipment is available for any of you who wish to continue on an individual basis in keeping Monkstown looking its best. And if you have any questions or requests please contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly.
Please stay safe and we wish you all a Very Happy New Year (and a return to normality).

Our message is always 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

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 continue to revise 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.

“Ní neart go cur le chéile” Paula

DECEMBER 2020 – Your Garden Birds: Birdwatch Ireland 

Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland talked to us about our garden birds: Why do they sing? What do they eat? How can we help them? Niall showed us how to identify the birds we are most likely to see in our gardens. We also heard about Ireland’s biggest citizen science project, the Garden Bird Survey, and how we can get involved. Here is a link to his talk.

Éire Álainn – Glan agus Glas  

Did you notice … a column for the curious stroller by Séamus Cannon now has its own page on our website.

#walkyourarea  – we recommend Séamus Cannon’s Exploring Historic Monkstown 1   self guided walk. Coinnigh beag é, coinnigh slán é, coinnigh siar. Keep it Small, Keep it Safe, Keep your Distance.

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, Séamus.

Expect interesting content, enjoyable insights and self-guided local 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.

Following the #nvw2020 draw for #volunteers Anne presented Des with a jar of local #Monkstown honey from Beez Larder (available in George’s Fish Shop)

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