Newtowncashel joined the National Tidy Towns competition in 1977 and the committee was started by
Fr Sean o Rourke and Gabriel Starkin.
They soon found their feet and thrived in the village ever since hightlighting the village's unique and quirky features.
Although Newtowncashel is a relatively small, there is a variety of local groups of which the
Tidy Towns committee is one of the most active.
Throughout the yeras, the committee has worked hard on improving the village,
and one of its biggest projects has been the rehabilitation of the Ballyrevagh quarry nearby.
For a long time it could be described as an eyesore but in the year 2000 work started to rectify this.
This resulted in the creation of some beautiful rock carvings at the quarry as well as a walking trail,
christened "The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne" after the legendary Celtic figures who fell in love and eloped,
finally finding refuge in a wood beside the shannon.
Below are the judges reports for Newtowncashel from the Tidy Towns Competition back to 1996.
To view each report just click on the year.
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008,
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996