Above is a slide show of Tidy Towns work undertaken by FAS (now DSP) Scheme in Dromcollogher back in the late 90’s. Regrettably by early 00’s the FAS Project was suffering cutbacks and there was insufficient staff to continue the tidy towns element, bar cutting of the grass in the square which the Project has been doing fairly consistently since 1996.
Some photos show flowers in the square and in 1996-1999 flowers were planted in the square. However, the flowers regrettably got severely damaged during the Carnival and it was difficult to ensure flowers in the square for the entire summer period. Unfortunately also over the last ten years we have lost three trees due to irreparable damage-two flowering cherries and a flowering hawthorn.
In the centre of the square is an English Oak planted by Ted Cooke and students from Hazelwood College to mark the Millennium.
Work was done to address the litter problem especially with the local schools and with An tIonad Glas Students (the Organics) support and assisted by Limerick County Council litter wardens Eamonn Dalton & Joe O’Shea. For 5 years the area participated in An Taisce’s National Spring Clean including poster campaigns and talks in local schools looking at ways of changing peoples attitudes to litter.
Today, the recently established dynamic Dromcollogher Environmental Group is reviewing the Tidy Towns situation and looking to find ways of improving the look of the area. They also have set up a wordpress site and more information can be found there at http://dromtidytowns.wordpress.com/
The most recent Tidy Towns report: 2012 County Limerick Dromcollogher 932