Grange village and the approach roads are looking very colourful and attractive at present. This is due to the work of a very dedicated committee and volunteers supported by local organisations and the wider Grange community. Locals and visitors have commented regularly and favourably on the improvements in the village, housing estates and approach roads. This work has been ongoing over the last three years as the committee targets an increase in marks in the annual Tidy Village Competition to reflect the additional work and initiatives undertaken as part of our three year plan.

Some of the more noteworthy changes and successes are: The Grange/ Gráinseach stones on all approach roads; Hanging baskets and window boxes in the village and school; New shrub beds in village and on approach roads; Increased displays of flowers, shrubs and hedging in houses in village and estates; Regular cutting of hedges, weeding and gathering of litter; Local history photos and information on noticeboard on Village Green; Regular cutting of grass areas in the village, school and on approach roads; Painting of walls and buildings at the church, school and graveyard; New garden and outdoor seating area at back of school; Improved signage and road markings; Promotion of the value and importance of recycling; Replacement and painting of gates on approach roads; Flags and bunting on display for special occasions; Two successful fund-raising Ground Hurling tournaments.

The committee requests the help and support of all villagers and members of the Grange community with the following: Using the bottle bank for recycling of bottles/glass only. Currently some people are leaving other waste materials at the bottle bank. Ensuring that Grange is kept litter free especially on the Village Green/Centre area. Currently some litter is being left regularly around the village and this will cost us marks in the competition. Some stones have also been left on the grass areas which has caused damage to the lawn mower. Taking care not to damage the shrubs and flowers that have been planted. Unfortunately some shrubs/flowers have been damaged and had to be replaced. Preventing dog fouling. Recycling grass cuttings and hedge clippings. Currently some grass and hedge clippings are being thrown into the ditches in the village and surrounding areas.

The committee and volunteers are proud of their achievements and are particularly grateful for the support of the Community Council, Development Association, Parish Council, Graveyard Committee, Foróige and the School Board of Management, staff and children. The support of the South Tipperary County Council, local councillors and the South Tipperary Development Company was important and appreciated.

Local support is also greatly appreciated and is vital to the on-going success of this very worthwhile initiative. If you have any recommendations or wish to be involved in the Tidy Village Project please contact any of the officers Sharon Hally (Chairperson), Ann Fitzgerald (Secretary), Tomás O Slatara (Assistant Secretary), John Doheny, (Treasurer) and Gavin Smith (Public Relations Officer).

Further information and photographs can be accessed on Facebook under ‘Grange Tidy Village Project’.


Thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning/open day for Rehab Knocklofty Residential and Day Service facilities at Kilnamack West on July 26. It was a great day and your generosity was gratefully appreciated.


Contributions for the Grange community notes can be placed in the notices box in Frank Hughes shop, Grange or please contact Eva Hartigan on 086-3541192 or Please notes that all notices must be received by Saturday evening at 6pm for inclusion in that weeks issue