25/10/16

Supervalu Tidy Towns – Midlands and East Region Awards Ceremony

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the Midlands and East region were presented today, Tuesday 25th October, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Community Hall, Skerries, Co Dublin.  SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Mr. Michael Ring, Minister for Regional Economic Development, and Des O’Mahony, Marketing Manager SuperValu, proud sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Brehony of Fáilte Ireland.

Skerries, Co. Dublin won the title of Irelands Tidiest Town and Ireland’s Large Town. A full list of today’s prizewinner’s is attached. Speaking at the awards ceremony Minister Ring said:  “It is fantastic to have the opportunity this evening to meet TidyTowns groups across this region.  These awards are just a small reward for the efforts of so many volunteers who take pride in their home town and work tirelessly to make it a better place now and for future generations. This unselfish effort and the generosity displayed by these volunteers makes a huge difference in our communities.  Today we also recognise all the other TidyTowns groups not here today who are also committed to improving their communities year on year but have yet to achieve formal recognition in the competition.  I must make special mention of Skerries; the overall winner of the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2016, congratulations to them as well as all of today’s other prize-winners.”

The Minister also thanked TidyTowns’ main sponsor SuperValu. “For 25 years SuperValu has been involved in this competition at local and national level and they have helped it to flourish and grow and continue to demonstrate a real commitment to supporting local communities. They have worked closely with Department officials to help make it the success it is today.”

Des O’Mahony, Marketing Manager, SuperValu said: “At SuperValu we believe in building vibrant local communities and the SuperValu TidyTowns competition goes to the heart of what community is all about. The incredible dedication shown by the volunteers involved is truly admirable and continues to amaze us year after year. Their relentless commitment to working for the good of their local community is what makes this competition the success it is today. As Ireland’s leading community retailer, with 222 stores across Ireland and retailers embedded in communities around the country, SuperValu is extremely proud to have sponsored TidyTowns for the past 25 years, one of the longest running sponsorships in Ireland. I am delighted to recognise the dedication of TidyTowns committees in the Midlands and East who are at the heart of their local communities, working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the year to enhance their locality.”

Interest in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been stronger than ever in recent years and with 859 communities entering the competition in 2016. The competition has been running since 1958 and is organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  The competition has been sponsored by SuperValu since 1992.

A list of all the prize-winners for the Midlands and East region is below.

 

SuperValu TidyTowns – Ireland’s Tidiest Town – Overall Winner

Sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient County Award
Skerries Dublin National Winner

 

SuperValu TidyTowns – Ireland’s Large Town Centre – Overall Winner

Sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient County Award
Skerries Dublin National Winner

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region – Regional Winner

Sponsored by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

 

Recipient County Award
Skerries Dublin Regional Winner

 

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region – Medallists in National Awards Sponsored by SuperValu

 

Recipient County Award
Abbeyleix Laois Gold Medal
Abbeyshrule Longford Gold Medal
Aughrim Wicklow Gold Medal
Blackrock Louth Gold Medal
Dalkey Dublin Gold Medal
Drogheda Louth Gold Medal
Dundalk Louth Gold Medal
Malahide Dublin Gold Medal
Maynooth Kildare Gold Medal
Moynalty Meath Gold Medal
Naas Kildare Gold Medal
Skerries Dublin Gold Medal
Straffan Kildare Gold Medal
Tallanstown Louth Gold Medal
Trim Meath Gold Medal
Tullamore Offaly Gold Medal
Ballinahown Westmeath Silver Medal
Celbridge Kildare Silver Medal
Geashill Offaly Silver Medal
Kill Kildare Silver Medal
Leixlip Kildare Silver Medal
Newbridge Kildare Silver Medal
Newtowncashel Longford Silver Medal
Portlaoise Laois Silver Medal
Rathangan Kildare Silver Medal
Shankill Dublin Silver Medal
Ardee Louth Bronze Medal
Arklow Wicklow Bronze Medal
Athlone Westmeath Bronze Medal
Ballacolla Laois Bronze Medal
Ballymore Eustace Kildare Bronze Medal
Cabinteely Dublin Bronze Medal
Castletown Laois Bronze Medal
Clane Kildare Bronze Medal
Clonaslee Laois Bronze Medal
Clonbullogue Offaly Bronze Medal
Knockbridge Louth Bronze Medal
Longford Longford Bronze Medal
Lusk Dublin Bronze Medal
Raheny Dublin Bronze Medal
Wicklow Wicklow Bronze Medal

 

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region – County Awards

Sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient County Award
Skerries Dublin County Winner
Dalkey Dublin Highly Commended
Shankill Dublin Commended
Ongar Dublin Endeavour *
Straffan Kildare County Winner
Naas Kildare Highly Commended
Rathangan Kildare Commended
Carbury Kildare Endeavour *
Abbeyleix Laois County Winner
Castletown Laois Highly Commended
Ballacolla Laois Commended
Camross Laois Endeavour *
Abbeyshrule Longford County Winner
Newtowncashel Longford Highly Commended
Longford Longford Commended
Moydow Longford Endeavour *
Tallanstown Louth County Winner
Blackrock Louth Highly Commended
Knockbridge Louth Commended
Castlebellingham-Kilsaran Louth Endeavour *
Moynalty Meath County Winner
Trim Meath Highly Commended
Castletown-Kilpatrick Meath Commended
Kilberry Meath Endeavour *
Geashill Offaly County Winner
Clonbullogue Offaly Highly Commended
Tullamore Offaly Commended
Pullough Offaly Endeavour *
Ballinahown Westmeath County Winner
Tyrrellspass Westmeath Highly Commended
Glasson Westmeath Commended
Ballinalack Westmeath Endeavour *
Aughrim Wicklow County Winner
Stratford-On-Slaney Wicklow Highly Commended
Arklow Wicklow Commended
Hollywood Village Wicklow Endeavour *

* Endeavour Award winners are those who achieved the greatest improvement in score in 2015

 

SuperValu TidyTowns – Midlands and East Region – Special Awards

 

Recipient County Sponsor & Award
Abbeyleix Laois Irish Water Value Water Award
Skerries Dublin Irish Water Value Water Award
Skerries Dublin Irish Water Value Water National Award
Abbeyshrule Longford Clean Air Award – Highly Commended, sponsored by Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Arklow Wicklow SuperValu Diversity Award
Dromiskin Louth SuperValu Regional Youth Award
Dromiskin Louth SuperValu National Youth Award
Birr Offaly Let’s Get Buzzing Pollinator Award – sponsored by Local Authorities
Birr Offaly Let’s Get Buzzing Pollinator National Award – sponsored by Local Authorities
Maynooth Kildare Let’s Get Buzzing Pollinator Award – sponsored by Local Authorities
Greystones Wicklow Highly Commended Waste Prevention Award – sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency
Blackrock Louth National Waste Prevention Award – sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency
Grange Con Wicklow Tree Project – sponsored by The Tree Council of Ireland
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Dublin Heritage Award – sponsored by The Heritage Council

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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