Caragh’s potential highlighted by Tidy Towns Association

Up eight additional marks

Paul O'Meara

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Paul O'Meara

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Caragh’s potential highlighted by Tidy Towns Association

Caragh Village

There is great potential to enhance and improve the existing amenities in Caragh through the Tidy Towns competition.

The village got an additional eight marks in the 2018 competition including two under the community heading and the committee of four’s map and drawing, submitted for the competition, was described as probably the best example of a village map the adjudicator has seen this year.

The school was congratulated for securing a biodiversity awards as were Naas CBS students who assisted with litter picking, maintenance work and putting up bird boxes..

The built environment and streetscape of Caragh is generally presented to a high standard and the landmark Caragh Church is a wonderful imposing structure and is very well maintained.

Other buildings praised included the school Cooke’s bar and the community centre.

The adjudicator noted that a survey by transition year students on waste and water usage shows more can be done in Caragh to conserve water and to compost organic waste.

It was also suggested to extend a greenway along the River Liffey with cycle parking provided at the lay-by near Caragh bridge.