Laytown Tidy Towns – September 2020

Laytown Tidy Towns volunteers
Laytown Tidy Towns volunteers

For the last few Saturdays we have turned our attention to the edging on the footpath near the Coast Tavern. There should be a small grass area but a build up of sand meant that a lot of the footpath was covered with sand and grass. We are very pleased with the end result so far, and plan to continue up as far as the promenade.

Last month we reported that we had moved the Buxus Spiral Trees because they were being badly affected by the harsh winds when located near the estuary. We are delighted to report that planting them in a more sheltered area on the approach road has had the desired result… you can see there is a lot of new growth on each of them.


The dead leaves are starting to loosen up as well. They shake off quite easily allowing for more new growth. Now we just need to work out how to shape them!

Sadly the Laytown Races cannot be held this year due to Covid 19 restrictions.

To mark what should have been the 152nd running of Laytown races on Tuesday, September 1, the Laytown Races committee has donated €500 each to the Laytown and Bettystown Tidy Towns organisations.

We are very grateful for this donation and look forward to seeing the races next year!

Laytown and Bettystown Tidy Towns with Laytown Races
(L to R): Eimer Gilna, Jimmy Gilna, Paul Kerbey Laytown Races Committee, Mary Lou Murray Laytown Tidy Towns, Liam Keane Bettystown Tidy Towns, Joe Collins Laytown Races Chairman and Bill McDonough Bettystown Tidy Towns at a presentation of €500 each to Laytown and Bettystown Tidy Towns Committees at Laytown Races Grounds. Photo Jimmy Weldon

As always we are keen to engage new volunteers to our Tidy Towns group. We meet at 10am on Saturday mornings at the Coast Tavern. We would love to see you there!

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