Tinahely Community Projects is a group of local volunteers, with an elected committee, assembled to oversee various projects in the area. The committee work with local and national agencies including Wicklow County Council and Wicklow County Partnerships, Failte Ireland and Wicklow Tourism, and a number of subcommittees are in place to run individual projects such as Tidy Towns.
Examples of successful community projects include the Railway Walk, which was opened in September 2007. It runs along part of the original train track from Woodenbridge to Shillelagh, alongside the Derry River and through some farmland. At 2.3km in length, the walk is now a wonderful amenity enjoyed by locals and visitors. Another success has been the Tinahely Trail Walking Festival, which was launched in April 2010 by Minister Mary Hanafin. The inaugural event drew over six hundred people who enjoyed our new looped walks and family activities.
Current and upcoming projects include:
Tidy Towns – The National Tidy Towns competition is an annual competition organised by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with the support of the main sponsor SuperValu and many other agencies.
Community Recycling Centre – A new community based and managed Recycling Centre is open behind Automated Plastics Ltd on School Road. This purpose build unit will caters for the Tinahely, Carnew and Shillelagh areas. The Recycling Centre is open on
Thursday Morning: 10am-1pm
Thursday Afternoon: 2pm-4pm
Friday Morning: 10am-1pm
Friday Afternoon: 2pm-4pm
Saturday 9am to 12noon
Please bring your recyclables clean, separated, and ready for placement in the different bins, which will be clearly marked. TCP are confident that this is a positive Community project which will be of enormous benefit to the Tinahely and Carnew areas.
Please co-operate with these simple rules: We accept most hard plastics numbered 1-5, (number can be found on the back of the container), ONLY if they have been CLEANED beforehand. Meat and dairy containers pose a HEALTH RISK and are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Cardboard and paper, is acceptable as long as it is dry and sorted. If our customers throw all their paper into the same bin without sorting it then this creates a problem for the companies that purchase this material. If our valued customers want the centre to remain open then please co-operate with the simple rules that are in place. The centre can only remain viable if Wicklow County Council can pass on our recycled goods. Again, the recycling centre is not a dump. All dumping is an offence and all offenders risk prosecution.
Dumping in this area will be closely monitored by CCTV cameras and full prosecutions will be issued for any transgressions.
Children’s Playground -Following a successful fundraising effort from the local community, Tinahely’s long awaited playground opened on Sunday 29th September at 3pm. At a cost of €120,000, this new resource offers all of Tinahely’s children a safe and dynamic space to play and grow. Positioned beside the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) that was built over three years ago by Wicklow County Council, it will provide a much needed amenity for younger children.
There are many other projects on our ‘to do’ list and we are actively seeking new members to be co-opted onto our various sub-committees. Please contact the Secretary or any other member of the Committee.
Tinahely Community Projects is the new name for the Tinahely Area Development Committee which was formed over seventeen years ago and has had a core dedicated committee in the foreground or background ever since. We are proud of the achievements of every member who has served, and we always welcome new faces.