Tralee Tidy Towns Marks Joe’s Retirement From The Day Job

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Joe Moynihan received a presentation from Tralee Tidy Towns at their meeting on Friday in The Rose Hotel. Front from left; Anne Connolly, Joe Moynihan, Cllr Sam Locke and Ciaran Reilly. Back from left; Frank Hartnett, Gillian Wharton, Jean Foley and Martha Farrell. Photo by Dermot Crean

IF there’s any man who doesn’t know the meaning of retirement it’s Joe Moynihan.

The Manor Village resident has been the driving force behind so many projects, from the Tidy Towns to being supervisor with the Ballymac Community Employment Scheme.

Friday though saw him retire as supervisor of the CE scheme, which he has been involved with for the past 22 years, and a couple of weeks ago he received tributes from his colleagues at a special function in his honour at Manor West Hotel.

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Being a stalwart of Tralee Tidy Towns for a number of years, that organisation wanted to mark his retirement with a special gift at their regular meeting in The Rose Hotel.

Cllr Sam Locke, Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns, said Joe has been dedicated to the organisation since the Kanturk native came to Tralee 30 years ago and on behalf of Tralee Tidy Towns wished him well in his retirement.

Joe Moynihan receives a presentation from Cllr Sam Locke, Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns at their meeting on Friday in The Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

“I’ll still be staying on in the Tidy Towns obviously,” said Joe, who’ll miss the day job. “I’ve had a great time. We did some great work over the years and we’re the biggest CE scheme in the county. We’re involved in Recovery Haven, Blennerville Windmill, Rath Cemetery, we go as far as Knocknagoshel, Brosna, Farranfore, Currow and Firies.”

He’ll have more time to spend with his wife Eileen, but you can count on him devoting as much, if not more, time to Tidy Towns in the coming years.

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