Tag Archives: 2011

Early TidyTowns Footage Unearthed!

An old reel of tape was discovered at a recent car-boot sale, showing how TidyTowns operated in Newtownforbes a century ago! 🙂 Advertisements

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What’s with all the dates?

Ever get confused by all the different ‘dates’ on your food packaging? Do you know the difference between ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ and ‘display until’ and ‘sell by’? If not, you could be throwing out perfectly good food, “just … Continue reading

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Is this a good sign?

People travel from far and wide just to be seen in Newtownforbes! Here’s a few from Boyle GAA on walkabout. 🙂 (Picture borrowed from Boyle GAA blog)

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Interested in growing your own food?

The first meeting of ‘GIY Longford’ takes place on October 17th in the Longford Library. From the Longford CoCo website: GIY (Grow it Yourself) Ireland is a new not-for-profit initiative that is literally sweeping the nation.  It aims to get … Continue reading

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National Organic Week: September 12th – 18th 2011

This week is National Organic Week! From the Bord Bia website: National Organic Week has been held annually since 2005. It is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and co-ordinated by Bord Bia on behalf of Forás … Continue reading

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TidyTowns Result 2011

The Newtownforbes TidyTowns entry for 2011 achieved 232 points – an increase of 9 on the previous 223 points from 2009. Congratulations to all those involved. Due to the weather and other factors outside of the TidyTowns group’s control, many … Continue reading

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