Sunday 17 November 2019

Double celebration for Lusk Tidy Towns

It was a double celebration recently at Murray's of Lusk when Lusk Tidy Towns committee members and volunteers gathered with their supporters to celebrate a Bronze Medal award in the National Tidy Towns competition and a top prize in Fingal's Greener Community Awards.

Attending were committee members, volunteers, the local ICA, colleagues from neighbouring Tidy Towns committees and the very Reverend Father George Begley.

According to Pat Kelly of Lusk Tidy Towns: 'A very pleasant evening was had by all as we showed a photographic collection of the Tidy Towns and our community at work and play.

'A big thank you must to the volunteers who give of their time so generously in keeping a good standard around the place.'

Pat said as Lusk grows the challenge of keeping it tidy grows and she congratulated the community on their efforts to help the Tidy Towns.

Pat also congratulated Tidy Towns groups across Fingal who did so well in this year's competition.

Pat Kelly is also the key holder for Lusk Heritage Centre and recently met with visitors to the centre exploring their connections with the Barenwall family.

Pat said: 'The Barenwall connection has had a lot of interest lately and we've had members of the Barnewalls vist from London, Mexico and France.

'Sir Reginald Barenwall asn his wife, Lady Barenwall visited Lusk many times and over the years, kept in touch by letters. Sir Reginald passed away a year ago.'

The Barenwall effigies of Sir Christopher Barnewall and his wife are in the Lusk Heritage Centre and date back to 1575.

Fingal Independent