Who are we?
Build strong communication with businesses, residents association, local council and schools to promote our work and to seek their help for the benefit of the community as a whole
Actively seek new volunteers across a broad section of the community & Promote Swords as a town of diversity and inclusiveness
Be a champion of biodiversity and environmental issues
what are we doing to tidy our town?
St. Colmcille’s Well
St. Colmcille’s Well is of great historical significance within the town of Swords
Poly Tunnel project
This is a very exciting new project for STT. It is being managed by one of our volunteers Laurie Flanagan with the support of Youthreach and TUS workers
Swords Garda Station
The Garda Station was identified by our members in early 2015 as having a number of health and Safety issues as well as needing a general clean up.
Ward river clean-up
Our yearly clean-up of the Ward river took place in May. Joining us this year were Scouts, resident association members, Fingal volunteers and Youthreach, all overseen by Hans Vissor, the Fingal County Council Biodiversity officer, to ensure the work did not harm wildlife in the area.
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Swords Tidy Towns members and local dignitaries turned out in force for the official opening of The Green Park on the Rathbeale Rd. This collaboration between ourselves and the Operations Dept of FCC under the direction of Colm Rigney took 18 months. A massive big thank you to all the ground staff in the Operations Dept[…]
2017 has been a very successful year for Swords Tidy Towns and its hard working dedicated volunteers. In the 2017 Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition we won for the first time the National Diversity Award and a Silver Medal. At the 2017 Fingal Cleaner Communities Awards we won the Best Example Of A Community Envirnomental Inititive[…]
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Merry Christmas to all our followers and sponsors, thank you for all your support throughout 2017 very much appreciated by all our wonderful volunteers. Not forgetting Fingal County Council who have helped us in no small way in the transformation of the town of Swords, thank you one and all.
Collected our National Tidy Towns Silver Medal Award in Skerries. Great meeting all the other winners.