Letterkenny in Co Donegal has been named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for the first time as well as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
The town has been entering the competition every year since it began in 1959 and their win also represents the eight time that Co. Donegal has won the competition; the last time was in 1995 when Glenties was named Irelands tidiest town.
862 towns and villages entered this year’s competition.
Other notable winners today were Clonegal in Co Carlow which was named Ireland’s Tidiest Village, Listowel in Co Kerry received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town, and Westport In Co Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town.
The announcements were greeted by huge celebration at the awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin. Hundreds of people from all over the country attended the event in support of their towns and areas.
The awards were presented by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s main sponsor.