Posts Tagged ‘bandon’

Bandon Bridge National School achieves Green Flag

April 20, 2010
Bandon Bridge National School Green Flag

Bandon Bridge National School celebrates its green flag award

On Friday, 16th April, 2010 Bandon Bridge National School celebrated its first Green Flag award.  We applaud all those who put in so much effort to obtain their flag.  Well done to all the children for their hard work.


Bandon Annual Spring Clean – 17th April

April 10, 2010

As part of the National Spring Clean event, Bandon volunteers will be involved in a community spring clean on Saturday, 17th April, 2010.  We hope to inspire as many people as possible to join us for an hour or two.  Bandon Tidy Town volunteers have already cleared litter from the Bandon By pass, The Old Cork Road and from the shrubbery outside the Thornfields Estate.

Approaches to Bandon Business Owners

April 10, 2010

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers and the Bandon Working Together group has teamed up to make a concerted effort to brighten up the town following the severe flooding on 19th November.  We have lined up volunteers to help with painting jobs and litter removal.

A number of premises look very neglected in part due to the flooding but also due to the severe economic downturn.  We have started talking directly to business owners to see if we can help to smarten up the town.  So far the response has been favourable but we have many more businesses and individuals to chat with.

Laragh National School receives its green flag

April 10, 2010

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers were invited to Laragh National School to celebrate their green flag award.  The pupils have worked hard to achieve green flag status and should all be highly commended in their efforts.  Brian Crowley, MEP was guest of honour at the ceremony.

Laragh National School's green flag

Laragh National School receives its green flag

Bandon Tidy Towns Volunteers and the St Patricks Day Parade

April 10, 2010

Last month Bandon Tidy Town volunteers took part in the annual St Patricks day parade.  Whilst not as sunny as last year, the rain held off and a good time was had by all.

St Patricks Parade in Bandon

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers in the St Patricks Day parade

Diarmuid Gavin and a Bandon Community Garden Challenge

April 10, 2010

We hope to inspire Diarmuid Gavin to design a community garden for the towns people of Bandon.  The Glasslinn Circus Field site is somewhat of a challenge.  It runs between the river and the main road into the town and right now is just a flat field with a few trees along the perimeter.  The council have started work on a river walk which runs behind Kellehers and will emerge in the community garden.

Our task is to come up with an inspiring brief for Diarmuid.  The active retired group will be incorporating fitness equipment in part of the garden and the town councillors will be installing a multi use games area (MUGA) at the far end of the site.  Towns people have been coming up with lots of exciting ideas so please keep sending these to us.

Diarmuid inspects our Bandon Community Garden site

A challenge for Diarmuid

Chain Bridge

Remains of the Old Chain Bridge

Bandon Community Garden Site

Bandon dreams of a Community Garden

Preparing the beds for Summer

May 29, 2009

We have finally finished removing the polyanthas and tulips and have now replaced the compost ready for planting next Tuesday.

Polyanthas go on their summer holidays

Polyanthas go on their summer holidays

Fetching Compost for the summer beds

Fetching Compost for the summer beds

Bandon Town Hall gets a face lift

May 29, 2009

Finally a miracle happened last week.  The town hall was painted!  We have pleaded for a couple of years for the painting work to be completed so are really happy now!  A thousand thanks to the powers that be at the town hall.

Bandon Town Hall

Bandon Town Hall

Hanging Baskets on McSwiney Quay

May 24, 2009
Bandon's hanging baskets

Bandon's hanging baskets

2008 was the first year that we had hanging baskets in Bandon so we were very much the novices at how the process would work, eg planting, hanging, watering, feeding and not to mention the choice of plants and colours.

Each time we visited other towns with hanging baskets last year, we examined what plants they were displaying and how they looked compared with ours.  We hope that our baskets will look much more impressive this year.  We have armed ourselves with a sturdy pump that can even suck water out of the river so watch out for the watering team who will be much in evidence in Bandon during the summer months.

This blog was posted by Catherine FitzMaurice of Kilbrogan House