Newtowncashel Tidy Towns LED the way this week in the environmental stakes as the south Longford village witnessed the introduction of new, state-of-art street lighting.
Local politicians and members from Newtowncashel’s Tidy Towns marked the official unveiling at a ceremony last Friday, an occasion which also saw the attendance of the parish’s oldest citizen, Paddy Farrell.
“This is a great addition to the area,” said an evidently delighted Tidy Towns Chairman Michael Murray. “It will bring the most modern lighting system to the village and what’s more it is environmentally friendly.”
Part funded by Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) which provided 75 per cent of the monies required, Mr Murray equally paid testimony to volunteering efforts locally.
“We are extremely grateful to Adrian Greene and Gerry Doherty and to all those who helped out,” he said.
Mr Murray said the striking blue coloured poles represented a welcome tonic to the village following the recent closure of its garda station earlier this year.