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Latest Laois News: Winter Wander shows off Abbeyleix; Ireland’s Tidiest Town
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Latest Laois News: Winter Wander shows off Abbeyleix; Ireland’s Tidiest Town

Laois PPN Groups get guided tour of Ireland’s Tidiest Town

Laois PPN Member Groups received a warm welcome for our “Winter Wander”, a guided tour of Abbeyleix – winner of Irelands Tidiest Town 2023.

Laois PPN ” Winter Wander” tour of Abbeyleix : Robbie Quinn and Mary White ( Tidy Towns ) with the group at Abbeyleix Heritage House . Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

The guided tour was held in collaboration with Abbeyleix Tidy Towns.

The “Winter Wander”, started at the Heritage House, where attendees learned about the work of Abbeyleix Tidy towns and the rich heritage of Abbeyleix.

Laois PPN ” Winter Wander” tour of Abbeyleix : Dan and Jack Bergin at the start of the Bog Project walk. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

The event was part of Laois PPNs Climate Action Project 2023. The aim of the Climate Action Project is to raise awareness of Climate Action and the positive steps that Community Groups can take. Along the walk attendees learned of the many positive Climate Action initiatives undertaken by Abbeyleix Tidy Towns. 

Highlights of the guided walk included Abbeyleix Heritage House, Abbeyleix Community Garden and Abbeyleix Bog Project. 

Laois PPN ” Winter Wander” tour of Abbeyleix : Robbie Quinn and Mary White ( Tidy Towns ) with the group at Abbeyleix Community Gardens. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

As the attendees wandered down main street, they took in the Christmas sights and sounds and were treated to mince pies and hot chocolates from Award winning local artisan bakery, Mueller & O’Connell and samples from Bobs Award Winning Butchers.

Laois PPN ” Winter Wander” tour of Abbeyleix : Anderson and Wellington with Dan Bergin at Mueller & O’Connells Bakery. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

The walk finished at one of the finest examples of conservation and biodiversity in Ireland, The Abbeyleix Bog Project. The day was closed out at the Manor Hotel with warm savory bites, tea coffee and sweet treats.

Laois PPN ” Winter Wander” tour of Abbeyleix : Mary White ( Tidy Towns ) and group at Bobs Butchers . Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Co-Ordinator said, “Laois PPN wish to thank Mary White, Robbie Quinn and all involved in Abbeyleix Tidy Towns for our guided walk. Thanks also to Gary Lutterell of Abbeyleix Bog Project. There was so much to see and do throughout the walk, it is a credit to all those involved in Abbeyleix Tidy Towns, winner of Irelands Tidiest Town 2023.”

Laois PPN consists of 650+ Member Groups from the Community, Social Inclusion and Environmental Pillars. All groups registered with Laois PPN are given the opportunity to attend Laois PPN events. Any group wishing to join Laois PPN can do so by completing the application on the Laois PPN website www.laoisppn.ie