Ours To Protect – [Week 8]

Welcome to another episode of Ours To Protect, as we take a closer look at biodiversity and sustainability in Co Clare.

Ennis Tidy Towns Committee is one of the most recognised and progressive in the country.

The group was established over 30 years ago in an effort to galvanise the community to work together to ensure Ennis was not only a great place to live but to work in and visit also.


While the role of Tidy Towns groups has traditionally been associated with litter-picking, the volunteer group in Ennis has also been leading the way when it comes to biodiversity.

Pat Flynn had a chat with Cormac McCarthy is chairman of Ennis Tidy Towns.


* Tidy Towns Committees can expand their traditional role of litter-picking and keeping their areas well kept. They can also do their bit for biodiversity without much effort.

* Devise and design a Biodiversity Toolkit for your members

* Local groups may be interested in supporting your project. Ask local clubs and groups to see if they’re interested in contributing.

* Roundabouts are a great area to promote biodiversity and it wouldn’t take much effort.

* Don’t just do the actions, communicate the impact of those actions. Tell people what you are doing and why.