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Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns

Keeping Ballyhaunis Clean, Sustainable and Biodiverse!

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SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition

The national SuperValu TidyTowns competitions is an annual contest organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Participating areas are rated on all aspects of their local environment and prizes are awarded to the best under many different categories. The overall winner is "Ireland's Tidiest Town", which is announced at a national ceremony in September each year.

Our volunteers manage the town's application for the competition each year where our marks have increased in recent years from 304 in 2019 to 315 in 2022 and 323 in 2023.

Tour Ballyhaunis

Ballyhaunis has plenty to offer for residents and visitors alike. Download a map of all the developments, landmarks and initiatives our volunteers have undertaken!

Square cleanup for Xmas 2022

Get to know us

The Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns group was founded in 2001. Our volunteers actively participate in environmental awareness initiatives and campaigns organised by Mayo County Council and other bodies, as well as embark on projects to highlight the rich biodiversity and heritage of the town and surrounding hinterland, such as:

  • Townland Signage Scheme where limestone signs were erected identifying the original townland names in Irish and English.

  • Installing Wildlife Information panels along the riverside walk in the Friary Grounds.

  • Creating the 1916 Memorial Garden to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

  • Restoring the Old Town Well, which was the only source of fresh water for local residents for centuries until the inauguration of the public supply in 1933, to its former glory.

We work closely with local organisations including the Community Council, the Abbey Partnership/Trust, Ballyhaunis Chamber and Annagh Magazine Society on variety of activities for the benefit of the town and its residents.

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