ALTHOUGH Limerick didn’t win any national awards in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, there was still much to celebrate.
Glaslough in Monaghan won the overall award with 346 marks.
Former national award winner Adare was Limerick’s tidiest town, scoring 335 marks, winning a Category C silver medal worth €700 and a county award worth €1000.
Galbally was the second biggest winner, collecting a highly commended county award worth €800, a Category B bronze medal award and 332 points.
Ardpatrick was another big winner for Limerick winning a Category A Bronze Medal worth €400, a highly commended county award worth €500 and awarded 331 marks.
Other bronze medal winners included Castleconnell (Category C), Newcastle West (Category E) and Limerick City (Category H)
Ballyagran was winner of the county endeavour award worth €500.
Paying tribute to this year’s winners, Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country.
This is the third year in a row that Minister Ring has allocated funding to support the work of the TidyTowns Committees.
“All of the towns and villages involved in the competition across the country should benefit from this investment. Wherever you have active Tidy Towns committees, it gives the town a real sense of pride and engagement, and creates a great atmosphere for both residents and visitors alike.”
“I want to pay tribute to SuperValu, who are now in their 28th year as a sponsor and who continue to work with us to grow the competition. It is getting stronger every year with increased participation, an increased number of awards and a notable increase in the efforts of the communities involved,” Minister Ring concluded.
(Population under 200):
Croagh – Cróch 301
Category B (201 to 1,000):
Meadowbrook Corbally 232
Our Lady of Lourdes Weston 227
Category C (1,001 to 2,500):
Category D (2,501 to 5,000):
Category E (5,001 to 10,000)
Newcastle West 316
Category H (25,001 and over)
Limerick City 312