Tidy Towns

Clane Tidy Towns LogoWelcome to Clane Tidy Towns!

As well as organising regular clean-ups, preparing  the Clane Tidy Towns plan and entering Clane into the National Tidy Towns competition, the Tidy Towns subcommittee also runs an annual Best Kept Estates Competition and Best Presented Premises Competition.

Clane Tidy Towns also runs the popular Wild About Clane projects and events.

If you have any suggestions for the committee or would like to get involved in any way, please send us an email at ClaneTidyTowns@gmail.com.

  • Celebrate Biodiversity Week in Kildare… Kildare Biodiversity Week launches May 20th with lots of interesting events around the County. These include a “Wild About Clane” nature walk by the Liffey on Saturday May 27th. Read on for all the details…
  • Launching Clane Tidy Towns Campaign 2017… Clane Tidy Towns are inviting everyone down to the Abbey this Saturday April 8th at 10am to help kick off Clane’s 2017 campaign with a big Spring Clean for Clane…
  • Award-Winning Estates Competition Please note Clane Tidy Towns are now accepting entries to the Award-Winning Estates competition. Estates are welcome to fill out the entry form online…
  • St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Congratulations to Clane’s St. Patrick’s Festival Committee who pulled off such a great week of festivities yet again. Clane Community Council’s float which was powered by volunteers from Clane Tidy Towns, Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games, Clane Friary and Abbey Cemetery, Clane Heritage and the Abbey Community Centre…
  • Community Awards Night 2015 The wonderful achievements of local resident’s associations, businesses and young athletes were all recognised at the annual Community Awards Night held in Manzor’s The Village Inn on Friday October 30th. The winners of this year’s Clane Tidy Towns Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions were also revealed…
  • Clane gets the Bronze!! Everyone’s great work has paid off – Clane was awarded a well deserved Bronze Medal is this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition…
  • Best-Kept Estates Competition 2015 Clane Tidy Towns are delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 Clane Best-Kept Estates Competition. All estates in Clane are invited to enter by filling out their details online…
  • Clane’s Tidy Towns campaign in full swing! Clane’s Tidy Towns campaign for 2015 is now in full swing. Volunteers gather every Tuesday at 7:30pm outside the Abbey. This year we are delighted to see more and more local businesses and clubs getting involved…
  • Intel Community Grant 2015 Clane Community Council were delighted to receive a community grant from Intel again this year, reflecting the hours volunteered by employees in Community Council activities like Tidy Towns and Community Games…
  • Scoil Phadráig’s Biodiversity Green Flag Initiative Scoil Phádraig is working hard towards securing their next Green Flag. Clane Tidy Towns was delighted to visit the school recently – and did not leave empty handed!
  • National Clean-up in Clane 2015 A roll-on skip was filled, and other trailer loads of rubbish collected, during Clane’s National Clean-Up day on March 21st. A sincere thanks to all who contributed to this important event.
  • Clane Tidy Towns Award Night Clane Tidy Towns held their annual awards night on Friday 17th October last where the winners of their Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions – generously sponsored by Clane Project Centre – were unveiled…
  • Clane takes the Bronze in Tidy Towns 2014! Every resident, business, club and organisation that contributed to Clane Tidy Towns activities in 2014 can take a bow: for the first time in its 40 years of participation, Clane was awarded a medal in the national Tidy Towns competition 2014…
  • Celebrating Heritage Week in Clane The heritage of Clane is rich and varied and this Heritage Week there are several special events arranged in and around the village to help everyone discover and celebrate it…
  • Best-Kept Estate Competition – now open for entries! Clane Tidy Towns has announced their popular Best Kept Estates competition is now open for entries…
  • Clane’s Spring Clean – Thank You! A big thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who turned out to help kick-off Clane Tidy Town’s programme for 2014 with a big – and productive – Spring Clean…
  • Tidy Towns Awards…Drumroll Please… Monday 21st October was the occasion of the Clane Tidy Towns Awards night where all of the hard work of residents associations, local businesses and the Tidy Towns committee was celebrated. Our new All-Ireland Champions – the wonderful Clane and Rathcoffey Community Games Mixed Under 10 Gaelic Football team – were also honoured…
  • Rescued from a Wine-bottle… When Clane Tidy Towns were cleaning up a local stream they found something unexpected inside a wine bottle…see for yourself on youtube…and please don’t litter.
  • Spring Clean 2013 – Thank You!! Saturday April 6th was Spring Clean 2013 and it was great to see volunteers from Clane Tidy Towns, Tír na Móna and many Residents’ Associations all out on the day giving Clane and it’s environs a thorough clean-up. Guess how many skip-fulls of rubbish were collected?
  • Sailing into 2nd Place…Together The Vikings sailed into Clane on Saint Patrick’s Day, and after spreading their message “We are all in the Same Boat” and “Let’s all Row Together”, they were delighted to come away with some Silver – 2nd Prize for Non-Commercial Floats…
  • Clane Tidy Towns announces Community Tree-Planting Scheme Clane Tidy Towns is inviting Residents’ Associations and community groups that own publically accessible land to apply for trees via their new Community Tree-Planting scheme. Read on for all the details, and the application form…
  • Clane Tidy Towns Award Night, and Person of the Year 2012 October 30th was the annual Awards Night for Clane Tidy Towns, with the eagerly awaited results announced for the 2012 Best Kept Estates and Best Presented Premises competitions. Clane Person of the Year 2012 was also revealed…
  • Tidy Towns 2012 – the results are out! The Tidy Towns results are out and all our businesses, organisations, residents and volunteers that contributed in any way to Clane’s upkeep in 2012 can take a bow – Clane received a wonderful 274 points, an increase of 5 on last year. Read on for all the details…
  • Celebrate Heritage Week … in Clane The week starting August 18th is National Heritage Week and this year we are delighted to announce it can be celebrated in Clane. On Sunday August 19th a Nature Walk by the Liffey is planned, whilst on Tuesday 21st August a talk on Main Street Clane: Its Buildings and People is being presented. Why not ...
  • Clane Nest Box Scheme 2012 – the results!! In early 2012 Clane Tidy Towns launched a Nest Box Scheme in association with the Kildare Branch of Birdwatch Ireland. Now that the season is over (for these nest boxes at least) we are delighted to share the results. These include some video highlights starring Annabelle, Apollo, and their nest-full of chicks…
  • GAA Scrap Week Fundraiser Clane GAA have organised a scrap metal collection to raise funds for their under age teams. Please drop off any scrap metal to O’Connell’s Yard, Millicent Road, Clane this week. Why not take a quick look in the back garden or shed and see if you can de-clutter and support our under age GAA teams ...
  • Committed to Clane-Up! Clane Tidy Towns have announced the launch of their new initiative: “Committed to Clane-Up”. Business and organisations that commit to cleaning up around their premises are provided with a “Committed to Clane Up” sticker to display in their shop window. Clane Tidy Towns salute the many businesses that have already signed up for playing their ...
  • Saving Clane Swifts… Swifts may grace the skies of Clane for many years to come if recent efforts to create a new breeding site for them are successful. Clane Community Council and Clane Tidy Towns have installed 5 nestboxes in the tower of the Abbey specifically for these birds. Fingers are crossed that the swifts will discover them ...
  • Have you seen our missing nest box? One of the nest boxes donated to our recent nest box scheme has been removed by somebody in the last few weeks. It was carefully handmade by a local retired gentleman. Can you help us find ‘CTT’ Nest box 1?
  • Clane goes a little bit Batty Hot on the heels of a successful Nestbox Scheme for our feathered friends, Clane Tidy Towns is not forgetting our other aerial, ahem, acro-bats. Working closely with Kildare Bat Group and Bat Conservation Ireland, two specialised bat boxes have recently been installed…
  • Spring Clean 2012 – thank you! A big thank you to everyone who turned out today and in previous days to help clean up the countryside around Clane. A phenomenal amount of rubbish was removed from local roads and ditches, some of it with a JCB, and Clane’s Main Street also received a thorough spring clean. Read on to see what ...
  • Clane Community Council – Best Themed Float 2012! Clane Community Council was delighted to be awarded Best Themed Float for the Clane St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2012. Featuring Oisín Aosta, Oisín Óg, Niamh and a team of warriors and volunteers from Clane Tidy Towns, the team dragged the last boulder out of Clane, revealing a beautiful village twinned with Tír na nÓg. Read ...
  • Spring ‘Clane-Up’…March 31st The Spring is upon us and it is time for our annual Spring Clean. In association with Tír na Móna, Clane Tidy Towns are organising a clean-up of the roads and ditches in and around Clane on Saturday March 31st starting at 10AM. Read on to find out more…
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend! This is going to be a packed weekend for Clane Community Council…keep an out for our entry in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, our annual church gate collection and our stand in the “Reeling In the Years” exhibition. Read on to find out more…
  • Available To Let – 17 new Nest boxes! Clane Tidy Towns and Kildare Branch of Birdwatch Ireland were delighted with the reponse to the Nest Box Scheme for Clane, 2012: a grand total of 17 boxes were donated to the cause and are now installed in and around the town and available to let. Read on to find out more…
  • Liffey Cleanup – thank you A big thank you to the members of Clane Trout & Salmon Anglers Association who spent the morning of Feb 19th cleaning up with volunteers from Clane Tidy Towns along the Liffey in Clane. Read on to find out more…
  • Wild About Clane – Nest Box Scheme! Have you some spare wood and a jar of screws at the back of the shed? Clane Tidy Towns have hatched a plan for a nestbox scheme in Clane, and would be delighted if you would participate!
  • Liffey Cleanup at Clane – Sunday Feb 19th Clane Trout and Salmon Anglers Association are organising a cleanup along the Liffey on Sunday February 19th. Starting at Alexandra Bridge, the cleanup will continue downstream, along the Liffey walk. Many hands make light work – if you could spare an hour or two why not come along and lend a hand – kick-off at ...
  • Congratulations to our Best Kept Estates and Premises On Monday October 17th the winners of Clane Best Kept Estates were announced to an eager audience. With a record 21 local estates entering the competition organised by Clane Tidy Towns, and sponsered by Clane Project Centre, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded for large, medium and small estates. The Best Presented Premises 2011 ...
  • Liffeyside Nature Park – a wonderful new amenity for Clane Clane Community Council and its Tidy Towns Sub-Committee marked International Biodiversity Day, Sunday 22nd May, in style with the official opening of its Liffeyside Nature Park and the unveiling of its two new “Wild About Clane” information panels…
  • Celebrating Biodiversity Day in style at Clane Liffeyside Park Sunday May 22nd is International Biodiversity Day and this year Clane will be celebrating it in style. Come along to Clane Liffeyside Park from 6:30 pm for the grand opening of the park, guided nature walks, unveiling of our brand new wildlife signs and a bat walk! Read on to find out more…
  • Do you ‘Love where you Live’? An Taisce and Alupro Ireland are holding a ‘Love Where you Live’ photo competition with closing date June 30th. For details see http://www.lovewhereyoulive.ie/. If you have a photo that shows how much you love where you live, why not send it in?
  • Clane Tidy Towns 2011 – kick-off April 16th Clane Tidy Towns are looking forward to launching their 2011 activities in earnest on April 16th at 10am across from The Abbey. All are welcome – why not drop down for an enjoyable hour or two?
  • Spring Clean 2011 – thank you! Saturday April 2nd was the annual Spring Clean for Clane. With some volunteers getting a head start earlier in the week, by the end of the day a substantial mound of rubbish had been cleared from our approach roads, country lanes, Liffey-side park, streams and rivers…
  • Give Clane a Spring Clean this Saturday This Saturday April 2nd at 10:00 AM everyone is invited to gather where the Capdoo Road meets the Kilcock Road to help give Clane a Spring Clean.
  • Clane 2nd in Kildare Co. Council Tidy Towns awards Clane Tidy Towns was delighted to be awarded second prize by Kildare County Council in the Clane Electoral Area Tidy Towns competition.
  • Clane Community Awards – and the winners are… On Monday 18th October Clane Tidy Towns and Clane Community Council held their annual Community Awards night. Some of our leading young sports men and women were recognised, and the winners of the Clane Tidy Estates competition, Best Presented Premises, and Clane Person of the Year were all announced…
  • Awards night – October 18th 2010 Clane Tidy Towns and Clane Community Council are delighted to announce that the annual awards night will be held this year in Manzors Pub at 8:30pm on Monday October 18th…
  • Tidy-Towns – the results are out! We are delighted to see the national Tidy Towns competition results are out, and that Clane has built on its recent successes, increasing its score by a further 2 points from 261 to 263…
  • Spraoi 2010 Look out for the Clane Community Council stand at Spraoi 2010. Find out more about Clane Person of the Year, the work of the various subcommittees, Clane Tidy Towns, our Heritage, and more. Following the success of last year we are holding another free quiz, but with a twist. It’s on Sunday September 12th starting ...
  • Wild About Clane Photo Competition In 2009 Clane Tidy Towns ran a “Wild About Clane” photo competition. The independent judges have met and after considerable deliberations the results are in…Clane Tidy Towns are delighted to announce that the winners of the recent photo competition are Aine O’Neill, Rua Rogan and Jessica Doran for the younger entries and ...