Belcarra Community

Belcarra Tidy Towns

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belcarra tidy towns
belcarra tidy towns
belcarra tidy towns


Belcarra Tidy Towns was established in 1962 by two local members of the ICA with the intention of upgrading the local area and this year is its 51st anniversary.

Belcarra received its first County award for the tidiest Village in Mayo in 1977. The Belcarra Tidy Towns are still in existence after all these years. consideration is always given to the suggestions and recommended improvements in the Annual Report of the Tidy Towns adjudication, which we receive in September each year. This report takes precedence over all else in planning the year’s work. We also invite local organisations to offer their suggestions and recommendations.

Through the national tidy towns initiative volunteers in our community work together to improve our local environment and made Belcarra a better place to live, work and visit.

Belcarra village has won the county Tidy Towns Award on 14 occasions and consequently attracts many tourists. A tributary of the river Moy runs through the village, and there is ongoing development in the fishing and angling area.


  • To create the opportunities for a quality of life and sense of community for the people in the area now and for future generations
  • To sustain and develop the people, the resources and the environment
  • To create and foster employment and economic opportunities through the proper utilisation of these resources
  • To promote and assist the economic and socio-cultural development of the area
  • To promote the area generally as a place to live, work and visit and to build on the success Belcarra has enjoyed in the Tidy Towns competitions


Painting, letter control, weed control, planting, heritage preservation, wildlife habitat development and street furniture.


Contact any of the Committee members:
Chairperson: Deirdre Nestor (Tel: 086 358 3430)
Secretary: Mary Jo Cannon (Tel: 087 928 2102)
Treasurer: Tony Cunningham / Teresa Walsh (Tel: 087 219 6465)
Other members: Pat Nestor, Cathy Cuffe, John Nestor, Maureen Cunningham, Richard Heneghan, David Cunningham

Tiny Town Reports

Belcarra Tidy Towns 2014 report is available for download here.
Belcarra Tidy Towns 2013 report is available for download here.
Belcarra Tidy Towns 2012 report is available for download here.