Last Thursday saw a group of volunteers out doing a great cleanup around the Church grounds, the Community Centre, and the grotto. Thanks to all those who turned up. It was encouraging to see so many new faces. Flowers were also planted and the new look wheelbarrow took up its location in front of the school. Thanks to Ger Ward for doing the painting with surplus paint.
Take a look at the beautiful Wildflowers by the lake in Curraghchase and at both sides of the entrance fro
Free Recycling Workshop.
A bit confused about what to put in which bin? To clarify the situation we are holding a free Recycling Workshop in Kilcornan Community Centre on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 8.00pm. All welcome. #TidyTowns
Congratulations to Kilcornan Primary school on being awarded their eight Green Flag - a magnificent achievement and one of the foremost in the county.
Tidy Towns presented a reed bird feeder and feed to the school during the week to help in their ongoing efforts.
On Wednesday 11 April 18 four members of our committee attended the Tidy Towns Seminar in the Woodlands in Adare which was hosted by Limerick City and County Council. The topics covered by speakers were Urban and V
We have completed the Garden Bird Survey for 2017/2018. Now we can enjoy watching the birds without having to count them! The results have been entered into the BirdWatch Ireland online database and will contribute to the countrywide results. We are analysing our local data and will shortly have results for the Kilcornan area. Twelve gardens throughout the parish were observed and counts recorded. A big thank you to Noreen Walsh, Christine Kelly, Mike Stokes, Lyn Nolan, Ann
We are into the last week of the BirdWatch Garden Survey and we'll be sending our results into BirdWatch Ireland shortly. The survey runs from the beginning of December to the end of February so it's a big commitment from those involved. Our Bird of the Week for the final week is the Woodpigeon which was in 13th place last year, being recorded in 72.3% of gardens surveyed. A well known bird but not the farmer's friend as they have enormous appetites. We are hoping to develop
Reminder: AGM on Tues 16 January 2018 at 8.00pm in Kilcornan Community Centre. All welcome. We've entered the sixth week of the Garden Bird Survey and our bird of the week is the magpie. Keep an eye out for one (or preferably two!) during the week. #TidyTowns
The Garden Bird Survey has moved into the second week. The bird books are out as we try to identify more and more species. So far almost twenty different species have been recorded. Our Bird of the Week for 11 December 2017 is the Blackbird. In the 2015/2016 survey it was recorded in 98.5% of the gardens surveyed. The Blackbird is a member of the Thrush family. The glossy black male is easy to recognise but the brown female is easily confused with other thrushes despite her b
It was back to National school on Tuesday last week for a group of us as we joined 6th class, 5th class and the Green Schools Committee to learn about habitat mapping. After the introduction in the classroom we headed outdoors to check out the wildlife habitats in the school yard and in the Community car park and sports field. Thanks to Seán Hartigan of Living Limerick for educating us and to Ms Marina Mullane for inviting us into her classroom. On Wednesday night last week w
(1) Endeavour Award:
The awards for the Mid West and South West region for the Supervalu Tidy Towns competition 2017 were presented in the Hotel Woodstock in Ennis last Friday at which Kilcornan received the Endeavour Award for County Limerick. The awards are in association with Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development and were presented by Minister of State Pat Breen.
Kilcornan were represented by Rita O'Gorman and Lyn Nolan.