Speaking after the announcement of the winners in the Tidy Towns competition, Senator Maura Hopkins stated, “I want to congratulate all those across County Roscommon and East Galway on their achievements. It is great to see that our Tidy Towns committees, who work tirelessly throughout the year to improve their local surroundings, have been recognised for the work they do.”

 

“Right across the county, the work of tidy towns committees gives a very positive lift to our communities.  So many volunteers give so much energy, time and commitment to ensuring that our villages and towns look well and have given residents a real sense of pride of place. It is great to see villages and towns making further improvements and this is evident again this year through the increased marks they received in the competition.”

 

“My colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D., has announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of Individual Tidy Towns Committees around the country. This is the third year that Minister Ring has allocated this funding to support the work of the Tidy Towns and I urge all Tidy Towns Committees to apply so that they can avail of this support to enhance their towns and villages.”

 

Senator Hopkins concluded, “Having been involved with Tidy Towns locally for many years, I am very aware of the continuing need for more volunteers. I would encourage anyone who may be interested in giving back to their community, to get involved with Tidy Towns.”

 

 

This year’s local winners are listed below:

 

Gold Medal

Category A

Keadue – Céidead                                                                                                                     342

Castlecoote – Baile Mhic Oireachtaigh                                                                                341

 

Category E          Roscommon – Ros Comáin                                                                       332

 

Bronze Medal

Category A

Ballintubber Co Roscommon  – Baile an Tobair Co Ros Comáin                                    331

Cloontuskert Co Roscommon  – Cluain Tuaiscirt, Co. Ros Comáin                                331

Category C

Tarmonbarry Co Roscommon – Tearmann Bearaigh, Co. Ros Comáin                        326

 

Sustainable Development Award – Sponsored by The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment– Second Place €800 – Cloonlarge Loop – Kilteevan Tidy Towns, Co. Roscommon

Waters & Communities Award – Sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland and the local Authority Waters Programme

Winners Category €1,000 – North West & West – Glenamaddy Tidy Towns

Supervalu School Award: OVERALL and North West & West Winner

Eglish National School, Ahascragh, Co. Galway

Supervalu Tidy Towns Community Heroes 2019

James O’Neill – Tidy Towns, Cloontuskert, Co. Roscommon

Also:

County Awards Commended €500                          Roscommon                                     332

County Endeavour awards €500                               Moore – Múr`                                  222

 

 

Roscommon County Analysis of Marks;

Population          Category  Centre                                          Marks

Category A

Keadue – Céidead                                                                        342

Castlecoote – Baile Mhic Oireachtaigh                                   341

Ballintubber – Baile an Tobair                                                  331

Cloontuskert – Cluain Tuaiscirt                                                331

Croghan – Cruachán                                                                   315

Lisacul – Lios an Choill                                                                309

Lecarrow – An Leithcheathrú                                                  303

Curraghboy – An Currach Buí                                                 297

Kilteevan – Cill Taobháin                                                           290

Dysart – An Díseart                                                                     287

Loughglynn – Loch Glinne                                                        286

Ballyforan – Béal Átha Feorainne                                             280

Tulsk – Tuilsce                                                                              264

Portrunny – Port Reanna                                                           260

Brideswell – Tobar Bríde                                                           255

Granlahan – An Garrán Leathan                                               225

 

Category B

Ballyfarnon – Béal Átha Feorainne                           313

Ballyleague – Béal Átha Liag                                     312

Roosky – Rúscaigh                                                       304

Athleague – Áth Liag                                                   289

Gorthaganny – Gort an Gaimimh                             280

Cootehall – Uachtar Thíre                                          273

Strokestown – Béal na mBuillí                                   273

Cloonfad – Cluain Fada                                               256

Category C         

Tarmonbarry – Tearmann Bearaigh                          326

Ballaghaderreen – Bealach an Doirín                       247

Moore – An Múr                                                           222

Category D

Boyle – Mainstir na Búille                                           294

Monksland – Fearann na Manach                            265

Category E

Roscommon – Ros Comáin                                         332

 

Galway County Analysis of Marks (East Galway in Bold)

Population Category  Centre                                                                   Marks

Category A

Abbey – An Mhainistir                                                                               336

Monivea – Muine Mheá                                                                            329

Williamstown – Baile Liam                                                                      311

Caltra – Cealltrach                                                                                      307

Na Forbacha – Na Forbacha                                                                     298

Roundstone – Cloch na Rón                                                                      293

Lawrencetown – An Baile Mór Shiol Anmchadha                               288

Letterfrack – Leitir Fraic                                                                             288

Creggs – Na Creaga                                                                                    287

Glinsk – Glinsce                                                                                           280

Leenane – An Líonán                                                                                  278

Newbridge – Droichead Nua                                                                   271

Kilkerrin – Cill Choirín                                                                                 265

Ballymoe – Béal Átha Mó                                                                         256

Tullycross Village – Tulach na Croise                                                      200

Category B

Milltown – Baile an Mhuilinn                                                                   339

Clarinbridge – Droichead an Chláirín                                                      315

An Spideal – An Spideal                                                                             311

Ballygar – Béal Átha Ghártha                                                                  305

Dunmore – Dún Mór                                                                                 302

Woodford – An Ghráig                                                                              293

Glenamaddy – Gleann na Madadh                                                        292

Carna – Carna                                                                                               287

Castleblakeney – Caislean Blaicne                                                         287

Kinvara – Cinn Mhara                                                                                 281

Ahascragh – Áth Eascrach                                                                        279

Headford – Áth Cinn                                                                                   263

An Cheathru Rua – An Cheathru Rua                                                     260

Cleggan – An Cloigeann                                                                             259

Rosscahill – Ros Cathail                                                                              217

Category C

Clifden – An Clochán                                                                                  314

Mountbellew – An Creagán                                                                     308

Oughterard – Uachtar Ard                                                                        297

Portumna – Port Omna                                                                             297

Claregalway – Baile Chláir                                                                         296

Category D

Moycullen – Maigh Cuilinn                                                                       268

Gort – Gort Inse Guaire                                                                             218

Category E

Athenry – Baile Átha An RÍ                                                                        310

Ballinasloe – Béal Átha Na Sluaighe                                                        308

Tuam – Tuaim                                                                                              303

Oranmore – Órán Mór                                                                               292

Loughrea – Baile Locha Riach                                                                   281

Category H

Galway City Centre – Cathair Gaillimhe                                                 318