Tipperary towns clean up at Tidy Towns awards

Tipperary towns and villages cleaned up in this year’s SuperValu National Tidy Towns Awards. The winners of the annual event were announced in Dublin this Monday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.

Tipperary towns and villages cleaned up in this year’s SuperValu National Tidy Towns Awards. The winners of the annual event were announced in Dublin this Monday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.

Ballina, Emly and Clonmel took gold medals, with former national winner Terryglass taking silver and Silvermines and Kilsheelan earning bronze.

The county award winners were: Birdhill, Tipperary North, and Emly, South Tipperary. Highly commended: Terryglass, Clonmel, Silvermines and Kilsheehan

Endeavour award winners were Two-mile-Borris in North Tipperary and Kilross in South Tipperary.

The national winner of the Notice Nature Biodiversity Award was Cloughjordan for its Scohaboy Raised Bog Restoration Project

The Climate Change award went to Emly Tidy Towns.

Each of the towns and villages were commended by Minister Kelly, who also congratulated Seamus Conway from Cahir who won one of the Supervalu Tidy Towns Hero award.

“My congratulations to Seamus and all of the other deserving prize-winners. I am very impressed by the enthusiasm of all those involved in the Tidy Towns effort. The results of their efforts are obvious in the attractive, well cared-for towns and villages I see as I travel throughout the county. It is clear that working together and getting things done increases peoples’ pride in where they live and helps to build vibrant communities. This is why I am delighted to see this competition continues to sustain great interest, even after 56 years,” he said.