Balbriggan Tidy Towns

balbriggan_tidy_townsThe goal of Balbriggan Tidy Towns is to make Balbriggan a better place to live in and enjoy, in order to do this they need your help…

Balbriggan Tidy Towns meet every Saturday at 11am on the beach. Bags, gloves, tools, litter-pickers available… everyone is welcome to come along and help out so don’t be shy, get involved for the good of the town!

Balbriggan Tidy Towns has a number of projects they are looking for volunteers for or people to drive.  The national Tidy Towns competition measures not just the litter but the wildlife habitats, natural amenities, community involvement and planning to name but a few.  If you have a couple of hours to spare and would like to drive/assist in one of these projects please get in touch by emailing balbriggantidytowns@gmail.com

The National Tidy Towns competition is a good gauge on how our town is perceived. 

The competition started in 1958 and has on average 700 entries each year.  The goal of the National Tidy Towns competition  is to encourage communities to improve their local environment and make their area a better place to live, work and visit

Some other areas that residents can help with are adopting a patch i.e. see Naul Road to front of Westbrook, Painting the inside of the tunnel to the beach at Convent Lane, Painting of wall at rear of train station… so much to do, so little time!!

Tidy Towns News Archive

  • Exciting art project underway in Balbriggan May 23, 2019 wall mural painting in balbriggan may19_smallerUpdate:  The wall is now finished and certainly brightens up the town.  A big well done and thank you to Trish, Ronan and the students from Balbriggan Youthreach especially Sean Whitehouse and Nigel Jani for transforming this drab brick wall into a colorful landscape.  If you are interested in starting a project in the town ...
  • Tree Planting at Bath Road Community Garden May 4, 2019 tree planting in Bath road community garden 04may19_smallerToday 8 apple trees, which were very generously donated by Balbriggan Tidy Towns were planted in the Bath Road Community Garden. Members of Balbriggan Tidy Towns were there to assist and the Residents committee are hoping that some children from the estate will adopt a tree to help look after them. The committee would like ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns ask for election poster free zone! April 13, 2019 aerial photos balbriggan 03apr17_smallerIn the interests of reducing waste and in particular single use plastic, Balbriggan Tidy Towns is requesting that election candidates – both local and European – observe a poster free zone along the R132 road between the two “Welcome to Balbriggan” signs (the Golf Club and Flemington Rd). This zone refers to Dublin st, Church ...
  • People making a difference in our community! April 7, 2019 people making a difference in balbriggan 07apr19_smallerHelping others and making a difference in the community is what helps to make the community a better place. One person at a time, one day at a time, and one project at a time, you can make a difference that will leave a lasting impact.  Today, we popped down to Quay street car park ...
  • Join Balbriggan Tidy Towns for a Spring clean of the outer relief road March 8, 2019 balbriggan_tidy_towns_144x97Balbriggan Tidy Town will be doing a Spring clean of the outer relief road this Saturday 9th March and the more people they have to help the more they will get done. If you have a couple of hours to spare please come out and lend a hand. Meet at the Church carpark 11.15am. All ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Volunteer Appreciation Night February 22, 2019 balbriggan tidy towns volunteer appreciation night 21feb19_smallerThere was a great turnout for Balbriggan Tidy Towns annual volunteer appreciation night, last night in the Bracken Court hotel. This gathering is an opportunity for the growing Tidy Towns community in Balbriggan to meet, over a glass of wine, and reflect on our year’s activities. We are very grateful to all our volunteers for the ...
  • 10 Dublin Fingal Tidy Towns committees to receive €28,000 – Farrell October 4, 2018 fundingFine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the allocation of €28,000 for Tidy Towns committees here in the North County. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced a national grant scheme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns Competition. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee ...
  • Balbriggan’s Art Attack September 22, 2018 balbriggans art attach sep18_smallerWhat a year for public art in Balbriggan! Balbriggan Tidy Towns are thrilled with the artistic works we have supported, which have popped up all over our fabulous town, during this glorious Summer. We all enjoyed the transformation of the beach benches, by individual and group artists, from monochrome black to a riot of color. ...
  • Big Beach clean: Thank you to Balbriggan Tidy Towns and the Volunteers September 15, 2018 big beach clean balbriggan 15sep18 smallerA great turnout today for the Balbriggan Tidy Towns in association with Clean Coasts Ireland Big Beach Clean  We are blessed to have such a wonderful amenity on our doorstep which is enjoyed by so many people during the summer months. A big thank you to Balbriggan Tidy Towns, to all the volunteers and to ...
  • Best Presented Estate Entrance Awards 2018 May 24, 2018 the_chanties_residents_estate_clean_up_08jun13_smallerJudging will take place for the Best Presented Estate Entrance Award at the end of June. This award is being run by Balbriggan Tidy Towns and Balbriggan Liaison Committee and the winner/s will be announced at the Annual Town Awards later in the year.  All estates will be automatically entered into the competition so we ...
  • Balbriggan & Balrothery Spring Clean 2018 April 8, 2018 balbriggan balrothery spring clean 07apr18 smallerThere was a great turnout on Saturday morning for Balbriggan and Balrothery Tidy Towns’ Spring Clean. In Balbriggan volunteers of all ages gathered at the Church and litter picked all along the Stephenstown Road. This lovely route, so popular with walkers and joggers, is now spotlessly clean thanks to all their efforts. The group were ...
  • Sign up for An Taisce National Spring Clean 2018 March 28, 2018 an_taisce_national_spring_cleanNational Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 20th year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment. National Spring Clean traditionally ...
  • The aftermath of the storm… March 4, 2018 sunken boats balbriggan harbour 04mar18_smallerRoad conditions around Fingal are improving with the snow thawing however there is still some clean up to be done.  Down at Balbriggan Harbour the sea has thrown rocks and debris onto the roads and it is imposibel to head along the beach towards the Sailors grave.   There is a lot of sand on ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy and Balbriggan Tidy Towns secure 8 new bins for Balbriggan February 27, 2018 binWhile many requests are made for new bin locations in Balbriggan, the tidy towns Saturday crew are best placed to advise Fingal county Council.  I put the following question  “To ask the Chief Executive to assess the merit for new bins location as suggested by Balbriggan Tidy Towns?   Following recent meetings with Balbriggan Tidy Towns it ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association Volunteer Appreciation Evening February 16, 2018 Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association Volunteer Appreciation Evening 15feb18 smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns Association were delighted to welcome Mayor McCamley to their annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening in the Bracken Court Hotel last night. The mayor presented a certificate, to Alex Mc Cullough, on behalf of all Tidy Towns volunteers,  to acknowledge the great achievement of Balbriggan as the 10th cleanest town in Ireland according to ...
  • Balbriggan and Dublin Airport Environs make top ten in IBAL survey of Ireland’s cleanest towns January 3, 2018 ibal_144x97Fingal County Council is delighted to announce that Dublin Airport Environs and Balbriggan were among the top ten cleanest towns in the business group Irish Business Against Litter’s (IBAL) 2017 survey. Both were classified as being ‘Cleaner than European Norms, the highest category that can be achieved. The Dublin Airport Environs came fourth, improving by five ...
  • Vote now for Best Presented Estate Entrance 2017 October 5, 2017 Chapel Gate_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns Association invites everyone to vote for the Best Presented Estate Entrance award 2017, with winners announced at the Town Awards ceremony in November.  Please vote for your favourite from the 15 shortlisted nominees. Voting will remain open until Tuesday, 31st October. The overall winner will be selected via a combination of the public ...
  • Lauryn Flynn’s beach mural greatly enhances Balbriggan walkway September 2, 2017 Lauryn Flynn beach mural balbriggan 02sep17_smallerThe walkway along Balbriggan beach has been greatly enhanced, thanks to the artistic talents of local girl Lauryn Flynn. 15 year old Lauryn has painted a beautiful mural which captures picture postcard views of Balbriggan including the iconic harbour, martello tower, railway station and a contemporary image of a lifeguard watching over Balbriggan beach. Following her ...
  • Lambeecher looking good thanks to residents hard work July 18, 2017 lambeecher_clean_up_18jul17_smallerA big well done to Ted Guildea who has been tirelessly working to clean up the green in Lambeecher in Balbriggan.  The grass is cut the edges are tidied up which is no small feat given  the size of the green space.    Ted tells us that he is not alone in his quest to spruce ...
  • Best Presented Estate Entrance Awards May 14, 2017 balbriggan Best Presented Estate Entrance AwardsJudging will take place for the Best Presented Estate Entrance Award at the end of June. The award is being run by Balbriggan Tidy Towns and Balbriggan Liaison Committee and the winner/s will be announced at the Annual Town Awards later in the year.  All estates will be automatically entered into the competition so we ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Adopt-a-Patch appreciation night February 23, 2017 balbriggan_tidy_towns_adopt_a_patch_appreciation_night_22feb17_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns celebrated the great work being done by volunteers at our second annual Adopt a Patch appreciation night, last night, in the Bracken Court Hotel. It was a nice occasion to bring together the many people in Balbriggan who keep adopted areas clean and tidy throughout the year. Over a drink and some food ...
  • Restrictions at Railway Underpass at Convent Lane May 13, 2016 balbriggan_tidy_towns_144x97Balbriggan Tidy Towns wish to advise that on next Thursday morning, 19th May, access to the railway underpass at Convent Lane will be severely restricted in order to facilitate the painting of the side walls by students from Balbriggan Community College. This work will take place from approximately 9.30 am to 1 pm. We wish ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns ‘Waste not, Want not’ Exhibition April 3, 2016 balbriggan_tidy_towns_waste_not_want_not_exhibition_02apr16_smallerIt was a great day for Balbriggan Tidy Towns at the launch of the ‘Waste not, Want not’ Exhibition in Millfield Shopping Centre. The event was officially launched by environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart who was was very impressed with the standard of work on display.  Lot’s of people came to see the exhibition ...
  • REMINDER: Invitation to Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association Art Exhibition April 1, 2016 balbriggan_tidy_towns_waste_not_want_not_3Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association invite you to an art exhibition with a difference.  The exhibition, “Waste Not, Want Not”, is an exhibition of art made from waste materials and will be officially launched by environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart, on Saturday 2nd April at 3pm in Millfield Shopping Centre. Eight artists, plus Balbriggan’s Men’s shed and students from ...
  • Balbriggan Community Clean Up Day March 24, 2016 balbriggan_community_clean_up_26mar16The entrance to Balbriggan Town Park (beside St. Peter & Paul’s Church)  is set to undergo a major clean up on Good Friday, 25th March. The clean-up, which is a collaboration between Balbriggan Tidy Towns, Balbriggan Chamber and the County Council, will take place from 10am until 2pm and everyone is  asked to please come ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Meet & Greet January 29, 2016 balbriggan_tidy_towns_27jan16_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns held a meet and greet for people who are involved in working to keep the town clean.  Members of the adopt-a-patch and volunteers who help out with the weekly cleans had a chance to catch up and discuss the various projects they are working on over a glass of wine and some sandwiches.  ...
  • Christmas Greetings from Balbriggan Tidy Towns December 22, 2015 happy_christmas_from_balbriggan_tidy_towns_22dec15_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns would like take this opportunity to wish all our Saturday volunteers, graffiti team, adopters and all our supporters a Happy Christmas and a prosperous (and busy) New Year.  The goal of Balbriggan Tidy Towns is to make Balbriggan a better place to live in and enjoy, in order to do this they ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Hard at Work November 7, 2015 balbriggan_tidy_towns_hard_at_work_07nov15_smallerWe spotted Balbriggan Tidy Towns hard at work around the town today removing sellotape from lampposts and windows.  This tape can be difficult to remove and is unsightly. The law forbids the putting up of posters/signs on poles or on other structures in public places unless you have the written permission of the owner of the ...
  • Tidy Towns Adopt-A-Patch Update: SuperValu Balbriggan July 14, 2015 supervalu_balbriggan_adopt_a_patch_07jul15_smallerThe Tidy towns adopt-a-patch is going from strength to strength and projects have started all over the town.  Some of the patches are really taking shape and one of the patches sponsored by Supervalu Balbriggan is the  raised bed to the front of Community College on Drogheda Street.  The bed is now planted up and  ...
  • Balbriggan Adopt-A-Patch Gaining Momentum June 29, 2015 balbriggan_tidy_towns_adopt_a_patch_29jun15_smallerAfter launching the Adopt a Patch Balbriggan Tidy towns are adding to the list of areas adopted in around the town. This is fantastic progress and it’s great to see the projects gaining momentum.  If you’d like to get involved you can contact Joe 085 1740856, Alex 086 8163710 or Terry 086 0735411 or you ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Successfully Launch Adopt–a–Patch June 24, 2015 balbriggan_adopt_a_patch_launch_22jun15_smaller Balbriggan Tidy Towns  are very pleased with the level of interest shown in the Adopt a Patch scheme and the excellent attendance at our launch in the Bracken Court Hotel on Monday 22nd.  The people attending had excellent views on how Balbriggan can be improved and were very keen to play their part in doing ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns to Launch Adopt a Patch Scheme 2015 June 16, 2015 balbriggan_tidy_towns_144x97Balbriggan Tidy Towns are launching an Adopt–a–Patch scheme and we are looking for volunteers to take on the care of open areas around the town. This would include litter removal, dealing with graffiti, weeding and planting and other light works as required in specific areas. If you can spare a little time on a regular ...
  • Fingal Cleaner Communities Awards 2015 Launch May 6, 2015 fingal_county_councilHelp make Fingal a Cleaner, Greener Place to Live.  The 2015 Cleaner Communities Awards were launched on the 16th of April. This is the 40th year of the Awards scheme which rewards residents, community groups and businesses for their efforts in maintaining a litter-free and well-presented community or place of business. Skerries Tidy Towns were the ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns & Youthreach Join Forces at Balbriggan Railway Station May 2, 2015 balbriggan_tidy_towns_and_youthreach_01may15_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns and Balbriggan Youthreach combined forces to make the railway station a little more attractive. Liam and his students at Youthreach spent yesterday morning planting flowers in the vacant beds beside the station. Youthreach had contacted Tidy Towns to see how they could make a contribution and following consultations with Irish Rail we ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Calls on Residents To Get Involved in An Taisce National Spring Clean February 27, 2015 an_taisce_national_spring_clean_apr15Balbriggan Tidy Towns is calling on all Residents’ Associations, clubs, community groups and individuals to join An Taisce’s National Spring Clean this April.  Organise a clean-up or planting party in your local area.  Come on and join in an  transform where you live.  You can register your event on www.nationalspringclean.org  and receive a clean up ...
  • Progressive Credit Union Present Cheque to Local Tidy Towns September 11, 2014 progressive_credit_union_present_cheque_to_tidy_towns_11sep14_smallerThis week Progressive Credit Union presented a cheque to each of its local Tidy Towns including Balbriggan. We have been working with the tidy towns over the past few weeks discussing how we could contribute towards funding for projects in the community and some wonderful ideas were discussed. The donation of €650 will go towards different ...
  • Balbriggan Community College Students Action Project with Balbriggan Tidy Towns November 22, 2013 balbriggan_community_college_cpse_29nov13_smallerOn 21st of November the CSPE 3rd year class Finn from Balbriggan Community College completed an Action Project with Balbriggan Tidy Towns. The class helped to clean up the bonfire site off the Harry Reynold’s Road. The students did trojan work in cleaning the area. The Tidy Towns were delighted that the students decided to complete ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns & Volunteers Beach Clean Up July 22, 2013 balbriggan_tidy_towns_beach_clean_up_20jul13_smallerBalbriggan Tidy Towns put a call out for a beach clean up to take place on Saturday 20th July and some very willing volunteers turned up to help out. Between the 10th and 16th July three Tidy Towns volunteers picked 25 bags of rubbish from the beach, harbour and carpark area. With the extra bodies ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns invited to a Ceremony with President Higgins June 27, 2013 balbriggan_tidy_towns_meet_president_higgins_27jun13_smallerLast years overall winner of the National Tidy Towns competition was the beautiful village of Abbeyshrule in Co Longford. On Saturday the 22nd of June 2013 two representatives of the Balbriggan Tidy Towns team Alex McCullagh and Larry Taylor were invited to the awards ceremony in Abbeyshrule which began at 3.00pm. The Balbriggan representatives returned ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Now Working With All Three Secondary schools! May 8, 2013 loreto_balbriggan_tidy_towns_07may13_smallerThe Balbriggan Tidy Towns team have once again enhanced their secondary schools ‘Contact’ project. Last week various classes in Ardgillan College undertook daily clean-ups in the residential areas surrounding their school. The tidy Towns team helped by providing gloves, litter pickers and high visibility jackets. Many residents commented positively about the daily cleanups and ...
  • Balbriggan Community College Students Work with Balbriggan Tidy Towns April 29, 2013 balbriggan_community_college_lca2_class_balbriggan_tidy_towns_24apr13_smallerOn Wednesday 24th April students from the LCA2 class in Balbriggan Community College volunteered to work with the Balbriggan Tidy Towns Committee as part of their Vocational Prepartaion – Work and Living Module. The students along with the tidy town members made great headway cleaning up the the banks in the beach area. Well done ...
  • Ardgillan College Pupils Support Balbriggan Tidy Towns March 26, 2013 ardgillan_college_balbriggan_tidy_towns_26mar13_smallerWe reported earlier in the year about a new collaboration between Balbriggan Tidy Towns and Ardgillan Community College. The CSPE students led by teacher Caroline Doherty undertook a bulb planting project with the Tidy Towns team in early winter and then they hosted a member of the Tidy Towns team in the school to do ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns & Ardgillan Community College January 23, 2013 balbriggan_tidy_towns_ardgillan_college_23jan13_smallerOver the last number of years Balbriggan Tidy Towns have recognised that educating and working with our young residents is a major way of ensuring a sustainable future for our town and its environment & wildlife. The young people of today are the volunteers of the future. So this year one of our members, Terry Reilly, ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Go Back to School January 23, 2013 balbriggan_community_college_balbriggan_tidy_towns_23jan13_smallerIn recent weeks we brought you news that Balbriggan Tidy Towns (BTT) have launched a new initiative to work with local secondary schools. This week it was the turn of Balbriggan Community College to host the Tidy Towns PRO officer Zoe Nelson. The third year class who have chosen to liaise with the Tidy Towns team ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns and Balbriggan Community College Tree Planting December 14, 2012 Balbriggan_tiidy_towns_and_balbriggan_community_college_planting_13dec12_smallerThe Balbriggan Tidy Towns team were joined by students from the Balbriggna Community College to plant trees around the Garda station on Thursday the 13th of December. In addition the students planted 500 daffodil bulbs at the roundabout between Ashfield estate and the Harry Reynolds Road junction. Although a cold day the students were very ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Plant 350 Daffodils December 9, 2012 balbriggan_tidy_towns_logo_smallerTerry, Joe, and Alex from Balbriggan Tidy Towns turned out on Saturday 8th December in very suitable weather conditions at 11.00 am. The trio planted approximately 350 daffodil bulbs at the Church Roundabout and on the east side of the Jack Murphy roundabout. They also removing about one kg of fragments of someone’s fly tipped ...
  • Students from Ardgillan Community College, Balbriggan Join Forces with Balbriggan Tidy Towns November 26, 2012 balbriggan_tidy_towns_and_ardgillan_community_college_24nov12_smallerThe Principal of Ardgillan Community College Mr Michael O’Leary, arranged for a party of about 20 students and some parents to join up with Balbriggan Tidy Towns at the Church Roundabout for work at 11:00am on Saturday 24th November 2012. The carefully chosen project was the planting of 500 daffodil bulbs and 6 boxes of miscellaneous ...
  • Balbriggan Increases it’s Score in the Annual Tidy Town’s Competition 2012 September 11, 2012 balbriggan_tidy_towns_logo_smallerBalbriggan has once again increased it’s score in the annual Tidy Town’s Competition 2012. Well done to the Tidy Town Committee who are playing an important role in improving and enhancing the town of Balbriggan. The town has the potential to improve and with the residential areas and litter control score remaining the same as the ...
  • Thank ‘YEW’ from Balbriggan Tidy Towns January 29, 2012 Ciaran Wiseman BTT and Scouts of 34th/161st TroopSaturday the 28th of January was a cold a crisp day but very suitable for planting out new hedging. So members of Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association were joined by Scouts from the 34th/161st Troop, members of the Martello Residents association, members of the Fingal Green Party from Balbriggan, Donabate and Skerries and a number of ...
  • Friends of Autism ADHD Donate Monies to Various Groups December 9, 2011 friends_of_autism_adhd_08dec11_smallerFriends of Autism ADHD donated monies to various groups on Thursday 8th December 2011. The total sum was €29,700 and the groups that benefitted where Balbriggan Cancer Support Group, Realt Na Mara, St, Patricks N.S., Balbriggan Meals on Wheels, Homepatrick N.S., Bracken Educate Together, Balbriggan Senior Citizens, Harry Ward, Tidy Towns, Arch Club, Foroige, Remember ...
  • Balbriggan Tidy Towns Celebrate Their 2011 Endeavour Award ! October 22, 2011 Balbriggan_tidy_towns_night_out_oct11_smallerLast Friday night the Balbriggan Tidy Towns team left their shovels and wheelbarrows at home and took some time out to celebrate their 2011 Tidy Towns Endeavor Award success by meeting up with their friends and supporters for a social evening. There was plenty of banter and chat as the Tidy Towns members reviewed the 2011 ...