TidyTowns Results 2019 Announced


Posted: 30 September 2019

The 2019 winner of the National Award in the Supervalu TidyTowns competition is Glaslough, Co. Monaghan (346 marks)

Glaslough, County Monaghan is Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2019 and also Ireland's Tidiest Village 2019.

Blackrock, Co. Louth (345 marks) is Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town 2019 

Westport, Co. Mayo (345 marks) is Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town 2019 

Ennis, Co. Clare (345 marks) is Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre 2019

Kildare also had some National Award Winners with Straffan (336 marks) receiving a Gold Medal Award in Category C and Maynooth (337 marks), Naas (335 marks), and Leixlip (326 marks) receiving a Gold Medal Award in Category G.

Silver Medal Awards were won by Kill (334 marks) in Category D and Celbridge (322 marks) and Newbridge (319 marks) in Category G

Bronze Medal Awards were won by Ballymore Eustace (330 marks) in Category C, Rathangan (326 marks) in Category D, and Clane (320 marks) in Category E 

The winner of the County Award (KILDARE) 2019 was Maynooth (337 marks)

Congratulations to all the award winners and a big thank you to all the TidyTowns volunteers in County Kildare for all their efforts.

GOLD MEDAL AWARDS OF €900
Category C Straffan, Co. Kildare - Teach Srafain, Co. Chill Dara 336

COUNTY AWARDS - WINNER €1,000
Kildare - Cill Dara Maynooth - Maigh Nuad 337 marks

COUNTY AWARDS - HIGHLY COMMENDED €800
Kildare - Cill Dara Straffan - Teach Srafain 336 marks

COUNTY AWARDS - COMMENDED €500
Kildare - Cill Dara Naas - Nás Na Rí­ogh 335 marks

COUNTY ENDEAVOUR AWARDS €500
Kildare - Cill Dara Kilcullen - Cill Chuillinn 313 marks  - % Increase on 2018 +2.6230%

SUPERVALU TIDYTOWNS COMMUNITY HEROES 2019
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tony O’Sullivan SuperValu TidyTowns Leixlip, Co. Kildare

WASTE PREVENTION AWARD
SPONSORED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
HIGHLY COMMENDED €500
Cobh Zero Waste - Cobh TidyTowns, Co. Cork & Enfield TidyTowns - Co. Meath

SPONSORED BY SUPERVALU
In 2019, SuperValu is the proud sponsor of TidyTowns for the 28th consecutive year, supporting over 880 towns and villages across Ireland. 

Thanks to the commitment of volunteers, committees and SuperValu retailers around Ireland, SuperValu TidyTowns is a unique initiative and there is no other competition like it in the rest of Europe.

In the 61 years of its existence, the competition has grown from a focus on the aesthetics of our surroundings to a celebration of biodiverse projects such as pollination enhancement, water conservation, recycling and lowering energy consumption.

The dedication and commitment shown by volunteers, community groups and local SuperValu stores throughout the TidyTowns competition is extraordinary. 

The efforts of these Tidytowns committees have made Ireland’s towns and villages not only attractive and welcoming for visitors but have created a 'sense of place' for those who live, work and raise families there.

The Department of Rural and Community Development was established in 2017 to facilitate economic development in rural areas through a range of programmes, and to support communities, in urban and rural areas, to become sustainable and desirable places to live, work and raise families. 

The Department has been administering the SuperValu TidyTowns competition since 1995 and in that time has brought the competition from strength to strength. 

Last year in 2018 the competition celebrated its 60th anniversary. It continues to be one of the longest running community initiatives in Ireland and is the single most effective and important sustainability initiative in Ireland.

Interest in the competition continues to grow with a record number of 918 entries received this year which represented an increase of 35 on last year’s number, of that increase 18 were first time entrants so in its seventh decade the competition continues to attract new communities. 

In the past 2 years the Department provided €2.8Million in funding direct to TidyTowns groups to assist them with their initiatives in sustainability, climate action, waste prevention, biodiversity and a host of other worthwhile environmental projects.

More information at www.tidytowns.ie

ANALYSIS OF MARKS BY COUNTY
KILDARE - CILL DARA


Population Category Centre Marks
Supervalu Tidy Towns 2019 - County Results KILDARE
Category A Timolin - Tighmolinne 295
  Moone - Maoin 291
  Carbury Village - Cairbre 280
  Kilkea - Cillcae 280
  Milltown - Baile an Mhuilinn 275
Category B Ardclough - Ard Cloch 323
  Broadford - An tÁth Leathan 323
  Calverstown - Baile an Chalbhaigh 313
  Johnstown - Baile Eoin 309
  Kilmead - Cill Míde 308
  Brannockstown - Baile na mBreatnach 274
  Nurney - Urney 272
  Robertstown - Baile Robert 266
  Suncroft - Crochta na Gréine 261
  Narraghmore - An Fhorrach Mór 256
  Ballitore - Béal Átha an Tuair 250
  Caragh - Ceárach 248
  Newtown - An Bhaile Nua 246
  Kilmeague - Cill Maodhóg 239
  Allenwood - Fiodh Alúine 231
Category C Straffan - Teach Srafain 336
  Ballymore Eustace - Baile Mór na nlustasach 330
  Castledermot - Díseart Diarmada 274
  Prosperous - An Corrchoill 244
  Coilldubh - Coill Dubh 237
Category D Kill - An Chill 334
  Rathangan - Ráth Iomgháin 326
  Kilcullen - Cill Chuillinn 313
  Sallins - Na Sollán 291
  Monasterevin - Mainistir Eimhín 286
Category E Clane - Claonadh 320
  Athy - Áth Í 290
  Kilcock - Cill Choca 284
  Kildare - Cill Dara 284
Category G Maynooth - Maigh Nuad 337
  Naas - Nás Na Ríogh 335
  Leixlip - Léim an Bhradáin 326
  Celbridge - Cill Droichid 322
  Newbridge - Droichead Nua 319

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