BLOOMIN LONG WAIT FOR KILBEHENNY RESIDENTS!
The flowers are currently blooming in Kilbehenny as the village prepared for the Limerick in Bloom competition last week. The judging is now complete but the residents of Kilbehenny will have to wait until the end of October before they find out if all their hard work paid off.
“Billy Roche and the rest of the people involved with the FAS community employment scheme worked long and hard to get the flower beds ready,” Moss Fitzgerald of Kilbehenny Tidy Towns committee told The Avondhu.
Over 35 community groups and associations from around the county took part in the Limerick in Bloom competition this year and according to Valerie Thompson of Limerick County Council the standards continue to improve year after year.
“More and more community groups are getting involved as this is an opportunity for the towns and villages to show just how beautiful their communities can be. Of course the competition also helps when it comes to the national Tidy Towns competition,” Valerie Thompson said.
The categories for Limerick in Bloom are based on population size with a first, second and third prize in each category of €1,100, €550, €300 respectively. Category 1 caters for towns and villages with a population in excess of 700; category 2 is for population centres of between 300 and 700 people and category 3 features villages with a population less than 300.
In Kilbehenny, Moss Fitzgerald and the Tidy Town committee are confident that the village will be recognized for all the hard work.
“The whole village worked very hard and a big thank you must go to all those who got involved. We are looking forward to the results and hopefully we will be bring home some prizes to Kilbehenny,” Moss concluded.
Thursday 29th July 6:56pm