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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Fingal Horticultural Society Tuesday 11th December 8.15pm by Christopher White, Three Gates, Naul Christopher will demonstrate simple & elegant ideas to decorate your home for the festive season. From Table Centrepieces to Holly Wreaths & traditional Christmas favourites. Cost: €7 (non-members €10) includes tea/coffee Arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening, tickets 5[…]
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Swords Tidy Towns won Best Upcycling Award for our festive tyre sculptures. Our Silver Medal status was successfully retained. We also won a National Pollunator Award for the pollunator patches we planted around Swords we also increased our points by 12 on last year which put us three points behind Dundalk who got a gold[…]
Please enter your estate in Swords Tidiest Estate Competition, run by your local Tidy Towns Committee. Competition runs from June 1st to August 1st. Estates will be judged oncommunal areas (50%) and houses/gardens (50%) Prize: €500 cash – Free Skip – Winners Plaque. Please support Swords Tidy Towns. Contact Grace Dunne at email@example.com or call[…]
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