01/09/16

859 Entries received for SuperValu TidyTowns 2016

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been as competitive as ever with 859 entries received in 2016. Volunteers in communities throughout the country have been busy improving their cities, towns, villages and local environment and will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of the competition winners at the National awards ceremony on Monday 26th September, in The Helix Theatre in Dublin.

The competition maintains interest year on year, with new villages, towns and cities joining with long term entrants to take part in this innovative and progressive initiative. The competition has been a positive aspect of Irish life for 58 years, and continues to encourage ordinary individuals to come together as a community to make their own place a better place.

Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Regional Economic Development, has wished all entrants the best of luck in the competition this year:
Every community that gets involved in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition gains from the experience. The competition is a vehicle to bring local people together with businesses and Local Authorities to improve their own town. The rivalry between entrants is as strong as ever, as is the support and advice that each community provides to each other. I wish all the entrants to the competition the very best of luck, even if you do not receive formal recognition in the competition your community is richer for your efforts.”

The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. SuperValu have been the proud sponsors of the competition for the past 25 years and have supported the development of the competition during that time through their network of stores around the country. Further details of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition can be obtained from the TidyTowns Unit in the Department – Phone (096 24309) or by visiting www.tidytowns.ie .

Ends

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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