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Swords Tidy Towns needs your help

We are sure you have noticed the new planting around town, doesn’t it make a very colourful display? Our dedicated volunteers and Tus workers grew the plants in our Polytunnel over the winter and spring months. They now need the help of the community to water and deadhead the flowers. We are asking you to adopt[…]

Ward River 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. This involved some volunteers getting into waders and combing[…]

Swords Paddies Day Parade 2016

St Patricks Day Parade

Happiness, The earth laughs in flowers -Emerson Swords Tidy Towns St. Patrick’s Day parade entry this year aimed to encourage residents to plant flowers in their own gardens and residential areas. Our volunteers upcycled plastic and paper material from www.recreate.ie to create a symphony of vibrant flowers, bringing a brilliant display of colour to the[…]

St. Colmcille’s Well

St. Colmcille’s Well is of great historical significance within the town of Swords, it is reputed to be where Swords got its name when St. Colmcille blessed the well of clear water, “Sord” being the Irish for ‘clear or pure’. STT identified the area around the Well as a project where improvements could be made[…]

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. Works undertaken The Swords Garda Station project is now complete. In addition to the works below, late in 2015 FCC installed a seat and a number of[…]

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Polytunnel project

This is a very exciting new project for STT. It is being managed by our volunteers Mary Maxwell and Rose Brennan with the support of Youthreach and TUS workers. The benefits of the Polytunnel are as follows: The propagation of flowers for Swords Tidy Towns. This should result in a substantial saving on the purchase[…]