Has your community an eyesore or black-spot that you'd like to see tackled? Could the balconies in your apartment block do with being freshly painted? Is there a run-down amenity or historical feature that could do with a new lease of life? Or a housing estate or neglected area in need of cleaning up? Weekend Challenges are smaller projects that communities can volunteer to undertake and complete over two days for Dirty Old Towns. 2FM DJ Colm Hayes visits each project to report on what is happening and talk to the volunteers and people involved. You can find ideas for what your community can do by watching previous Weekend Challenges by clicking on the Get Inspired tab. Once you've decided on a project for your community to do you can apply by emailing us at email@example.com or by phoning 01 6697100. You can also watch some examples of previous weekend challenges below
Our first weekend challenge of the new series, and the people of Daingen came out in force to give their main street a make over. 2fm's Colm Hayes as always was with us.
Bridgeways Family Resource Centre in Ballymahon take up the Dirty Old Towns? weekend challenge and try and create a community garden in just two days.
This week Colm Hayes heads to the beautiful town of Cobh to see how its locals are racing against time to enhance their area, as thousands flock there to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. We watch to see if they can transform an ugly grey wall into an attractive piece of art for visiting cruise liners and we see them enhance the quayside with flowers, shrubs and over a thousand white ribbons to commemorate those who lost their lives on the doomed ship of dreams.
Its surfs up as Bundoran Boardriders Surf Club take up the Dirty Old Towns? weekend challenge. They have 48 hours to clean up the beach front , a surf installation , and a mural on unoccupied retail units, will they get it done?? As always 2FM's Colm Hayes was there to lend a hand.
We headed down to Blarney with Colm Hayes where they had ambitious plans
The plan for the weekend is to create a heritage trail in Dunshaughlin, including painting the courthouse, tidying up & repairing the Famine Graveyard as well as creating a public garden in St Patricks hall.