Glaslough named as Ireland’s tidiest town 2019
A record 918 communities entered the competition this year and the county Monaghan village came out on top.
The village of Glaslough in Monaghan has been named as the tidiest town in Ireland for 2019.
The village claimed the prize of Ireland’s tidiest town and Ireland’s tidiest village at an awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin on Monday for the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, now entering its seventh decade.
Huge Congratulations to Glaslough Co Monaghan just named Ireland's Tidiest Towns for 2019 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition. Truly a Community in Unity @DeptRCD @Glasloughtt @MonaghanCoCo @SuperValuIRL #tidytowns19 pic.twitter.com/hGh156go3s
— TidyTowns Ireland (@TidyTownsIre) September 30, 2019
The other big winners on the day were Blackrock in Louth (Ireland’s tidiest small town), Westport in Mayo (Ireland’s tidiest large town) and Ennis in Clare (Ireland’s tidiest large urban centre).
A record 918 communities entered the competition this year and on hand to present the prizes on the day were Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 28th year.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring, who also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Glaslough, who are very deserving winners.
“Glaslough, who first entered the SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 1966, have great passion and pride in their community. They have been consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local, regional and European level. Today, all that commitment and dedication has paid off with the top prize being awarded to them.
“This is the second time that Glaslough has been awarded Ireland’s Tidiest Town, which is a remarkable achievement and shows that the commitment and enthusiasm of the TidyTowns committees continues to remain strong.
“I want to congratulate Glaslough and all of the other deserving prizewinners announced today. The work of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive and welcoming towns and villages we see all over the country, and from which we all benefit.
“It is this passion and pride that has made our towns and villages not only attractive and welcoming for visitors but have created a ‘sense of place’ for those who live, work and raise families there. That is why this competition has continued to flourish for more than 60 years.”
Main image via Twitter/TidyTowns Ireland