Emo Tidy Towns wish to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their recent collection, your help is greatly appreciated. Any further donations can be given to the following: Attracta Corcoran chairperson, Kathleen Collins treasurer and Julia Booth secretary. National competition and anti-litter competition ongoing.

Your attention is drawn for the need to keep the local bottle bank area clean and tidy. Bins are emptied weekly late on Tuesday night. Failure to keep the area tidy will result in Coillte withdrawing permission for the facility. Please no dumping of boxes, bottles, cans, etc. in front of the bins.


Emo ICA held their June meeting in the Gate Lodge last week. Three ladies attended the Laois federation meeting in Ballyroan. Five ladies went to An Grianan for Laois week and gave a report on the courses attended. An update on the garden project opposite the church was given. Emo ICA are sponsoring it in conjunction with Laois Partnership and Emo Tidy Towns are coordinators. Next meeting will be held on second Wednesday of September.


Students of The Emo Court landscape and garden design course (sponsored by Laois VEC and Department of Social Protection) recently organised a treasure hunt for 6th class children from Emo National School. Despite the damp start the event was a tremendous success and enjoyed by all. Congratulation to Michael Kirwan, Mark Kerry, Bernard Dowling, Alan Burke and Noel Conroy, the participants on the course whose commitment and hard work ensured a wonderful day. The children gave a thumbs up to these five treasure hunt guides on the day. A big thank you to Cyril Duggan, principal of Emo National School and all who helped on the day. Deirdre Brennan, Laois VEC tutor believes that more events like this can be held with other primary schools in the future and sees great potential for this project.