Athboy Tidy Towns has been active on many projects over the years. Some have been in association with other groups in the town (in the very successful “Adopt a Plot”). Many are complete but need annual maintenance and others are “continual improvement” projects.

Some of the projects listed are:

  • Spiral bed: Situated at the junction of the Delvin Road & Kildalkey Road.



  • Barrack Lane: Runs from by the Bank of Ireland to the river at the Metal Bridge.


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  • River Bank area: Extensive underground sewage/water service work was completed her a few years ago (by the Metal Bridge). We have restored it to it’s former glory.

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  • The Pound Garden: Butterfly/Bee friendly garden by the side of the Metal Bridge

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  • Thornton’s Garden: At the junction of Lower Bridge Street & the road to Coille Dios.



  • Alpha Building: The old Community School in front of the new Secondary School.

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  • Heritage Garden: In front of the Farmer’s Market opposite the road to the Hill of Ward. Athboy Heritage group completely transformed this area.

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  • River Pump Station: Bridge Street.

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  • Vacant 2 story house: In between the McCann & Byrne sites.

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  • Cowpark river-side walk: Starts near the Coille Dios estate.

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  • Cowpark Allotments: By the children’s playground near Coille Dios.

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  • Cowpark river-side walk



  • Street flower displays: Along the Main Street, near the R.C. church and all approach roads.


  • Wildlife projects: Bat counts have been initiated in the town with expert talks on the bat population in the town being arranged & pamphlets produced for local schools. Pamphlets have also been produced on the Bee population & subsequently distributed to local national schools. In maintained areas we are purposely leaving patches to grow wild to encourage bees, Butterflies & wild flowers.

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  • Painting of derelict buildings: Usually in conjunction with other voluntary groups as part of “Adopt a Plot”.



  • Renewal of Heritage Signs: Existing signs (there are 13 around town) on buildings were renewed/replaced due to weathering.