Cobh Tidy Towns has been working to create a positive change in Cobh for many years. Cobh won its first bronze medal in the National Tidy Towns competition in 2011, placing it at 103 in the country. A silver medal win in 2012, 2013 and 2014 was followed by a Gold Medal win for Cobh in 2015.

This was only achieved by the support of the wider community. If everyone works together, Cobh is capable of winning the National Tidy Towns competition.


Grass cutting

Belvelly (opposite Castle)

Roadside, both sides (near Cobh Golf Club)

Opposite Cross River Ferry

Junction of Ballynoe Hill

The Rock

Grotto at Bayview

College Manor grass strip on Ticknock side

Grass strip opposite Aldi and Lidl

Cow Cross Junction

Old Church Cemetery old sections (with help of Probation Service)

Old Church Cemetery new section – ALL areas not accessible by tractor mower

Titanic Memorial Garden sloping bank (with help of Probation Service)


Weed control

Spray weeds on a continual basis on EVERY Road and footpath in Cobh (excluding Housing Estates)


Fund, supply and maintain

Cow Cross

Bank to side of Old Church Cemetery

Black Railings

One Flower bed Cobh Promenade

Sirius Arts Centre Garden

Long bed approaching Cross River Ferry from Cobh side

Carrigaloe boat feature, seaside bank and bridge approach



Opposite Cross River Ferry

Titanic Memorial Garden

“Hedge” cutting from Carrigaloe to Rushbrooke

“Hedge” cutting on Westview



All poles, bollards, railings and Victorian Lamposts – Annual painting

Seats within town – replaced boards and annual painting

Cast iron street name signs

Crash Barriers at Cross River Ferry and Ballywilliam

Promenade bandstand – 2014

Promenade small gates – 2014

Promenade main gate – 2014

Wall inside small gates of Promenade – 2014

Heritage Town Trail signs touch up – 2014

Gates to back lanes – 2014

Iron grave surround railings in Old Church Cemetery – ongoing

Sheds on Holyground foreshore – in 2014



All traffic and directional signs in Cobh Town and environs are washed annually

Promenade railings are washed annually

Large sections of pavement were power washed and chewing gum removed in 2012 and 2013



Supplied and fitted 20 new litter bins (sponsored) – 2011, 2012

Funded, supplied, fitted and service 4 Dog Poo bag dispensers – 2013

Funded, supplied and fitted 20 new easy empty cigarette butt bins – 2013

Modified 15 existing cigarette butt bins to be easy empty

Funded, supplied and fitted 10 new Dog Waste bins

Placed decorative rail around raised flower beds on West Beach to stop people sitting on the flowers


Flower Displays

Fund, supply and maintain (water and feed)

Fota (near Belvelly Bridge)

Boat (near Castle)

On railings opposite Lidl

On poles at end Ticknock hill

On railings Ticknock Hill

Outside St. Colman’s Cemetery

On Velvet House Cross Roundabout

Hanging baskets on poles below Cathedral

Tubs below Cathedral

Sirius Arts Centre Garden

Hanging baskets in Cobh Railway Station

Tree planters at Cobh Railway Station

On railings approaching Cross River Ferry

Boat approaching Cross River Ferry

Tubs at Cross River ferry

Boat and Canoe at Carrigaloe

Boxes at bend before Belvelly and second IFI entrance


Flower Displays

Supply and maintain


Pillars of Cobh Heritage Centre

Deep Water Quay



Promenade railings 2008/9/10 – €35,000

Replaced perspex in all Victorian lamps in 2013


Litter Control

The Rock – every Saturday and Sunday early morning

Sandymount/Old Street/West View/Bishop’s Road/Ticknock – every Saturday and Sunday early morning

Kennedy Pier – every Saturday and Sunday early morning

Burma Steps – every Saturday and Sunday early morning

Elmwood Grove/Newtown/Cathedral Car Park/Carrignafoy/Black Railings/Foreshore Cobh Town Centre/approach roads to Cobh from Belvelly  is ongoing. Litter is never picked by anyone else

Foreshore at Carrigaloe, Cross River Ferry – once each month

Cody Tidy Towns was instrumental in Fota Wildlife Park “adopting” the Fota Road and paying a contractor over €5000 each year to pick litter on the road.


Stone wall reconstruction

Cow Cross 2010

Carrigaloe – 2011

Rushbrooke, High Road and West View – 2013

Lissaniskey – 2014

IFI environs 2014


Road Sweeper

Hired once each year by Cobh Tidy Towns and accompanied by three operatives with leaf blowers – €600 charge for 7 full hours.


Tree trimming

Dead trees removed and all other trees trimmed of dead and diseased branches and low branches. Shredded by Cobh Tidy Towns.



Cobh Tidy Towns commissioned local artist Jack Hickey to paint the Titanic Mural on the Low Road in 2012 and the Jack Doyle Mural in 2013.


Community Pride

Cobh Tidy Towns has been a major contributor to a sense of pride in Cobh through the winning of bronze and silver medals in the National Tidy Towns competition.

We run annually the Cobh Tidy Districts competition in association with Cobh Credit Union

Pick one piece campaign