A record 918 communities entered the competition this year.
Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was today (Monday 30th September) named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now entering its seventh decade and Glaslough was judged to be the best from a record number of 918 entries to the competition this year. The announcement was greeted with great celebration and excitement at today’s awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.
On hand to present the prizes were Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 28th year. The Helix was packed with representatives of TidyTowns groups from all over the country, eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners.
Glaslough, Co. Monaghan also claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other winners included Blackrock, Co. Louth receiving the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. Westport, Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Ennis, Co. Clare was declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring said:
Minister Ring also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country to assist them in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages. This is the third year in a row that Minister Ring has allocated this funding to support the work of the TidyTowns Committees.
The Minister said:
The Minister also thanked SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor. He said:
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said:
The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu who have supported the competition since 1992.
Full details of all this year’s winners are available at TidyTowns.ie.View Full Article