Millstreet Tidy Towns – Annual Garden Competition

It’s back!

After a short break our (nearly) annual Garden Competition is back for summer 2024

We have more prizes than usual for
* Best Front Garden (plus 5 runners up)
* Best Town House (plus 5 runners up)
* Best Business Frontage

Our secret judge has been out and about walking the streets of Millstreet looking at all the lovely gardens, residential and commercial fronts, and window boxes.
Judging will continue until Aug 31st 2024 to allow for some summer sun to kick in 🌺

If you’d like to share photos with us to be considered you can do so by sending to our Facebook and Instagram pages, or by emailing millstreettidytown

Millstreet Tidy Towns

As the ground breaking has begun on our latest project in the Pollinator Park, we are asking for small donations to help us continue keeping Millstreet clean, safe and bright for all residents and visitors.
A huge amount of effort is put in by our volunteers each year – countless hours of administration as well as physical work, and with that comes added expenses. After the past 2 years our funds are now completely depleted.
Please if you can, all donations are welcome!

Millstreet Tidy Towns

Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank local company Bar-O Construction who kindly sponsored  and erected the town’s new Swift Tower, an amazing conservation feature to have in our town, increasing Biodiversity in the area as well as protecting a declining species. The Swift Tower was kindly supplied by IRD Duhallow CLG

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Millstreet Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Challenge Award Presented in Cork

Congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Town on finishing second in Category A of this year’s Anti-Litter Challenge. Accepting the Award at the reception in the County Hall for Millstreet – Tahira and Noreen.   Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Congratulations also to Cullen who were presented with the Most Improved Village prize on the night [1]

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Results of the Anti-Litter challenge 2019

The results of the anti-litter challenge are out and the Millstreet Tidy Towns are very proud of the results our town has received. We came 2nd in our catigory and 3rd overall 🤩👏. Below is the breakdown of the scoring in this second round, and the full scoreboard thius far. This isn’t the end though … there’s more judges on their way for the final third round! Volunteers are always welcome! ☺️

[read more …] “Results of the Anti-Litter challenge 2019”

June Bank Holiday’s Litter Pick-Up

June Bank Holiday’s litter pick-up, and still no improvement in the cigarette butts hitting the streets and pavements of Millstreet. What a pity that so many people are working hard to gain the extra points to put us into the silver medal category. Wake up people, stretch those arms to reach a bin or butt bin instead of dropping on the ground.

Thanks for the extra help for the litter pick up last week. It’s not nice picking up other people’s litter but this group didn’t complain and worked away with a smile. Thanks, we may see a silver medal this September after all.

It’s bad enough to see household rubbish in our street bins but this rubbish is recyclable…. :  [read more …] “June Bank Holiday’s Litter Pick-Up”

Tidy Towns Update

This is Week 2 of collecting litter around Millstreet, but no change in cigarette butts – the town would have been knocked out of the Anti-Litter Challenge for these butts alone!

Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank those who have helped so far, there was a big improvement outside pubs, thank you!  The butts in the picture below were collected all around town, not outside the pubs!

The Litter Challenge competition starts this week, May 13th to May 22nd. Judging begins in Tanyard Wood moving up into town. Judging can be at anytime, any day.

We really appreciate everyone’s help so far, don’t forget we are always looking for more helpers to help show off your town’s beauty!

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Please Don’t Throw Your Cigarettes on our Streets

This picture shows just how many cigarette butts were picked off the streets of Millstreet last Sunday morning. Our Tidy Towns loose 1 point for every 10 butts counted by the judges of the county litter and national litter competitions. Smokers, please don’t throw your cigarettes on our streets, we need your help in this competition.

Millstreet Clean-up Day

Millstreet Tidy Towns is delighted to announce that we are organizing a cleanup day for the 27th of April.

We will be meeting in The Square at 10am and plan to finish up around 1pm. There will be refreshments provided after in the Millstreet GAA hall after provided generously by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

All necessary equipment will be provided such as Pickers, Bags and High-visibility vests, the only thing you will need to bring is yourselves.

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Tidy Towns – Bronze Medal Presentation

The Tidy Towns Bronze Medal Award 2018 to Millstreet Tidy Towns volunteers, Gordon O’Keeffe, Derry Sheehan, Colman Culhane, was presented by Cllr. Mike Kennelly and Dolores Farrell, SuperValu Community and Sponsorship Brand Manager, at the Listowel Arms Hotel last weekend. Well done to ALL. [Tralee Today

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Anti Dumping Initiative – Breeda O’Keeffe

Breeda describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book. Cooking fresh from scratch while storing and reducing waste and saving money, a new take on an old-fashioned idea. [1]

This Anti Dumping Initiative by Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation with Cork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office.

Smart Store Cooking: Darragh

Michelle interviewed local GAA star, Darragh Cashman about his experience with planning his meals while reducing food waste. Supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu MillstreetSmart Store Cooking , Cork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

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Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns

Congratulations to all involved with Millstreet Tidy Towns rise from 314 points last year 2017,  to 321 points in 2018, which was announced at the national awards this morning. A Bronze medal and only 18 points behind the national winners Listowel.

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Smart Store Cooking: Chloé

“I had my dinner from it and mom had her dinner from it and there was still some leftover so I put it into my lunchbox and had it for lunch the next day” – Chloé describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book utilising the ingredients already in her family home. Planning nutritious, easy to follow meals while reducing food waste is something Chloé incorporates into her busy student life.

This Anti Dumping Initiative with Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation witCork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

Another Anti-Litter success for Millstreet

Another amazing result for Millstreet and Millstreet Tidy Town. First in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2018. Thank you to all involved and all who helped, and of course the organisers Cork County Council.

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Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Millstreet Tidy Town

With the good weather, Millstreet Tidy Town are back out, making Millstreet a nicer place again. Lots showed up to repaint the picnic area at the Drishane Road last week, and all around town.  Anyone looking to help with future projects please don’t not hesitate to contact them on their Facebook page.

See below for more of what they have been up to:  [read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Town”

County Mayor’s Community Awards

“Recognition for work done by Millstreet Tidy Towns … more to do!” 

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Recognition for Tidy Town Groups

Kanturk Mallow Municipal District held a reception in recognition of the achievements of the groups from Millstreet Town and Kiskeam Village. Chair of Kanturk Mallow MD Cllr Timmy Collins noted the dedication of each Tidy Town group, “On behalf of the Members of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District and staff I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in each of our Tidy Towns groups throughout the District. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is inspiring. Tidy Town Groups and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and their ongoing work is proudly supported by Cork County Council. This Municipal District will continue to support their work through the funding allocated to groups in the Community Funding Schemes, which will be advertised again early in 2018…” – read the full article by Cork Co. Co.

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Awards Night

Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:

  • Best Commercial Premises
  • Best Garden
  • Best Household

The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October.

— Read Millstreet Tidy Towns Results for 2017

Tidy Towns Report 2017

Many Congrats to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who have increased their score by six points this year at the National Tidy Towns Awards, and retained their Bronze Medal. Millstreet is getting closer to the top table every year, with overall winners Birdhill only 18 points ahead of us. A huge congrats must go to all that helped in any way through the year, and to O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet for helping them to make our area a nicer place to live in. The breakdown of the report is below:  [read more …] “Tidy Towns Report 2017”

Anti Litter Competition for 2017 begins next Monday

This year’s Anti Litter Competition is beginning next Monday 8th May 2017. As you are all aware I am sure, Millstreet Town won 1st Prize in Category A last year. So will we make it two in a row. I reckon we can do that no bother. So grab your sweeping brushes, shovels, gloves and bin bags and as always get out and clean, clean, clean. The evenings are only fab all this week so no excuses. Why not rope in a couple of the neighbours on your street and make a right good go of it. You will be done in no time. I will post the schedule of the particular areas that will judged just as soon as I get them. Any groups or any volunteers that would like help or a loan of equipment for their litter pick up please do not hesitate to contact me here on the page and I will sort out gear for you. Fingers crossed we will be top notch again this year. [from]

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 22nd of April 2017, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area. This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on one of, or @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall

Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council