OUR PROJECTS

February 25, 2016

Our projects
Just some of the projects underway

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St. Patrick’s Day parade

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.

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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.

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Poly Tunnel 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.

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St. Colmcille’s Well

St. Colmcille’s Well is of great historical significance within the town of Swords.

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St. Patrick’s 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 parade.
We hope this will send the message to Swords residents to spruce up our green areas.

The 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.

The Swords Garda Station project is now complete. Late in 2015 FCC installed a seat and a number of bicycle stands near the station to facilitate cyclists and encourage more people to opt for this environmentally friendly mode of transport. Three planters were provided by FCC and planted up by Swords Tidy Towns, these were put in place as a safety

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 of plug plants. Currently there are 200 petunias, 80 begonias and 100 geraniums sown. If anything else is required, they can be accommodated.

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’. Swords Tidy Towns identified the area around the Well as a project where improvements could be made as the appearance and presentation of the area did not reflect its great historical significance. We started work in late 2015 and plan to complete in 2016. This project has been funded 50% by FCC and 50% by Swords Tidy Towns with the support and sponsorship of local business.