Ballyhaunis was awarded 270 marks in the 2016 Tidy Towns Competition - an increase of 7 marks on last year. Increased marks were awarded in five of the eight categories in the competition with marks remaining at last year's level in the other three. Nationally Skerries won the overall award with 327 marks. Adjudication took place on 14th July in Ballyhaunis. The report contains a healthy balance of favourable and unfavourable comments with a number of questions and suggestions thrown in for good measure. It will be discussed in detail at the next Tidy Towns Committee meeting on Wednesday 12th October at 8.00pm. The report can be viewed on the Tidy Towns page on Ballyhaunis Life website http://ballyhaunislife.net/?q=node/64 or on www.tidytowns.ie and copies are available from the committee.
The Tidy Towns Committee is planning to construct a 1916 Garden of Remembrance at Bridge St. adjacent to the Friary grounds. The Garden will feature the 1916 Proclamation in black granite, a flagpole and flag, 7 trees commemorating the 7 signatories of the Proclamation, seating and raised flower beds. The intention is that this will be a fitting permanent memorial commemorating 1916 in Ballyhaunis. Anyone who would like to be associated with this project or to make a contribution towards the cost is invited to contact any member of the Tidy Towns Committee.
The Enterprise Centre, Clare Road, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.