Innishannon Tidy Towns have won Second Place for a Social Inclusion Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. On Easter Monday 2016 seven ball rooted oak trees were planted by Tidy Towns in Innishannon to commemorate the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation. They were planted in the historic Bleach Field (now the G.A.A. grounds) where linen was bleached in the 1750's and overlooked by Dromkeen Wood planted by the then landlord of Innishannon Thomas Adderley. Beside these oaks we placed two benches, one with the date and relevant planting details, the other with the names of the seven signatories. Between the two seats a huge stone which was already in place and on this they had engraved the official logo and details of 1916-2016.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’