Memorial Garden to be named after dedicated Tidy Towns supporter Gussie

Cahir Tidy Towns are set to start a new project that will mean a lot to the people of the town - a memorial garden.

Cahir Tidy Towns are set to start a new project that will mean a lot to the people of the town - a memorial garden.

The group are currently are working with the council to create their very own memorial garden at either side of the steps to the Dovecote.

According to the group first they will need to level the area and then they will announce a Memorial Sunday to plant the beds. This will be completed by anyone interested who may want to plant a shrub in memory of a relative or friend that may not be living in Cahir but they would have somewhere to visit.

The area will be numbered, and on the day a shrub will be designated to each spot. The cost of the shrub will be borne by the person willing to plant it and a plaque will be erected to the honour of their memory. This will be held before end of September and more detail later.

This area will be known as Gussie’s Steps after a dedicated Tidy Town supporter and council employee, Gussie Morrissey who passed away recently.

Cahir Tidy Towns have been busy preparing the bed on the Mitchelstown Road for planting. This has been a very overgrown area for the past few years and a lot of work has been put into getting it ready to date. They hope to add a little colour to this area and hopefully it will brighten up this entrance to the town. This will cost a substantial amount of money so they would like to get it right first time.

Tidy Towns will also paint the Market Yard store this coming week (weather permitting) and will also continue with weeding and litter picking.

The closing date for the local awards has passed and will be judged this week. Tidy Towns know that it may be late for some hanging baskets but the weather didn’t suit anyone this year.

They have many projects lined up for the coming season and whatever the outcome of the National Competition teh Tidy Towns committee say everyone must keep driving on to next year and eventually they will get there.

Tidy Towns are encouraging all business to wash or paint their front in a bid to encourage people to stop in the town and spend a few euro. We have a fabulous town and should try to make it the pride of place in South Tipp. In 12 months time we will be in a better position to challenge for top honours. Well done to all and keep up the great work.

Meet on Wednesday evening at the Market Yard at 7pm.