It was super to see a nice crowd at the Blarney Tidy Towns (TT) AGM and Blarney Community Council (BCC) AGM held on Tuesday May 2nd at Blarney Castle Hotel.
Really great work by TT during the year, not only keeping our village clean for locals and tourists alike, but also engagement with local community organisations (last week was the Girl Guides), spreading the message in local schools, supporting and seeking help from Cork City Council (CCC) and so much more. It would be remiss of me not to thank outgoing TT Chairman, Tom McGrath, for his many years of outstanding work, but also extremely grateful, he will be on hand to support the new committee for many more years to come.
BCC had some great feedback, suggestions, and support during a busy year, coming out of the two year plus Covid situation. We held a very successful quiz in January, sharing some of the proceeds with a local community organisation, namely Blarney Community First Responders, on this occasion.
Our outdoor music event held over the St. Patricks weekend was a tremendous success, but like everything without the support of a number of people and organisations, this couldn’t have happened. In particular we want to thanks the following: Cork City Council, Cllr. Damian Boylan, Cllr. John Sheehan, Una and Ian and all the Team at Blarney Castle Hotel, Sgt. Mark Dempsey and Blarney Gardaí, Anna Mitchell, Blarney Tidy Towns, Revd Abigail Sines, Blarney Tool Hire, The Gab, Ruth and Emma at Blarney Library, and The Muskerry Arms.
As we look forward to the forthcoming year we see further engagement with local community and organisations as key, such as CCC in relation to Inch Field and traffic management, as well as planning our next event(s). Remember, nothing is possible without people volunteering their free time and it’s a great way to meet people, have input into what is happening in Blarney, and the reward of supporting our local community.
Chairman Joe Enright