Cara Credit Union Helps With Tidy Towns Project

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Tralee Tidy Towns Chairperson Brendan O’Brien with Suzanne Ennis of Cara Credit Union.

Cara Credit Union was there to lend a helping hand to  a Tralee Tidy Towns Project by bringing a team of staff members out on a tidy towns work event on Tuesday.

Twenty staff members from the Ashe St office, led by Pa Laide, CEO, arrived down to the car park behind Garvey’s Supervalu to help out with a painting project there and a separate team went on a litter pick on the lanes around Tralee.

The wall painting is adjacent to the impressive large-scale mural by James Hayes on the North side of the car park and the painting works are part of a revamp project initiated by Tralee Tidy Towns and supported by funding form the Department of Rural and Community Development and Kerry County Council Tralee MD.

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A second coat of paint was added by Tralee Tidy Towns members during their weekly work evening on Wednesday.

The paint colour was selected with input from artist James Hayes – he visited the site on Wednesday evening and felt the colour sets off the mural very well.


Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union said: “Cara Credit Union is delighted to support the great work of the local tidy towns group here in Tralee  –  we also had staff teams out helping the tidy towns groups in Castleisland, Killorglin, Ballyduffand Causeway on the same day. Cara Credit Union is the largest community-based credit union in Munster, community is at the heart of everything we do here and this is why we are happy to support our local communities’ tidy towns groups.


Brendan O’Brien, Chair of Tralee Tidy Towns said: “We are heartened to see twenty staff from Cara Credit Union take time off work to come out to help us. They’ve already helped out with several Tralee Chamber Alliance Saturday Clean Ups to support Tralee in the National Tidy Towns competition.The revamp of the wall looks great and we’re looking forward to the planting stage.”


“We have had a great year so far at Tralee Tidy Towns, with exciting projects, an increasing number of supporters and volunteers and great partnerships with our local authority, stage agencies and NGOs. We are looking forward to carrying on with our work over the winter and we invite anyone who would like to join us to make contact by Facebook (Tralee Tidy Towns) or through our email account:”

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