The Cahir Tidy Towns Energy Neighborhood Project is in its last two weeks and most that took part have seen dramatic savings in their ESB bill.
Some members have saved as high as 30% over the four month period. It has been a well worth while exercise and sure to be completed again next year.
Many Thanks to Darragh (Tidy Towns Coordinator) and Vincent in TEA (Tipperary Energy Agency). The Group would like to say a special word of thanks to Margaret and Hughie and staff in the Shamrock Lounge for putting up with us over the months and especially last week.
In an update, Corbet Concrete sponsored the works in the Cahir Abbey Cemetery and many thanks to them.
Our Memorial Garden is starting to take shape and we will announce a date for the planting and launch ceremony soon. But first we need to get support for a fun evening in Cahir House Hotel where we have a “Take Me Out Cahir” night to raise funds to subsidize the garden. We have a few spaces for some more ladies to take part and we have lads from 18 to 58 at the moment so it’s open to all.
The Memorial Garden is also open to the public to sponsor a shrub in memory of a loved one and the name of that person will be put on a plaque in the Garden later. It is especially appealing to local people who wish to remember deceased loved ones who are not buried in the Cahir area and in this Memorial Garden they will be able to visit and say a prayer in the peaceful setting of the Dovecote overlooking Cahir Castle when it is not possible to visit the actual resting place of beloved deceased relatives or friends.
We hope that the ‘Take Me Out Cahir’ Competition is supported so that we can subsidise the garden shrubs to make it affordable to all. As there is great interest in the garden it is advisable to book a space with the Chairman Andy Moloney on 0863609110. Payments of shrub will be on the day where they will be supplied and planted according to a plan. The Tidy Towns members will be on hand to assist anyone wishing to plant their own shrub.
A special plaque will be unveiled in the garden to the memory to Gussy Morrissey, Town Foreman, who was a man who loved to see tidiness and commitment from the people of Cahir towards the town and a great friend to the Tidy Towns Group. We had plans to work with Gussy on this area before his untimely death last June.
Tickets are available from Cahir House Hotel for the Take Me Out event on Saturday, April 6, at 8.30pm, at €10. This will be a great night out and your support would be appreciated.
We meet as normal at the Market Yard hut on Wednesdays at 7pm. We are now also on facebook at cahirtidytowns, so check it out.