Town honours its tidiest citizens, more help needed
Silver medal said to be 'attainable' for Enniscorthy in the future
A number of worthy recipients received their prizes for 2016 under different categories at a function in the IFA Centre, Enniscorthy, last week.
Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy represented the Enniscorthy District Council and presented the prizes to the winners. In a short address, Billy Murphy, Chairman of Enniscorthy Tidy Towns Association, spoke of the association's involvement in the National Tidy Towns Competition and pointed out the Bronze Medals Enniscorthy won in 1915 and 1916, which were on display.
He said this awards ceremony should have been held in 2016 but 'circumstances' delayed it to 2017.
He felt, that with a little more effort and community participation a Silver Medal is attainable in the near future. Cllr Murphy congratulated all the winners and said a contribution was needed from all sections of the community in order to achieve ultimate success - householders, business premises, local government, state agencies and the Tidy Towns Association. The prize giving went off very smoothly as Aidan O'Brien had every prize lined up so precisely that it prevented any hint of a repeat of a Hollywood Oscar type debacle happening in the IFA Centre. Special Endeavour Awards were given to people in recognition of their work in maintaining St. Senan's Old Graveyard, the Grotto in the Shannon and general contribution to the tidiness of Enniscorthy.
Cllr Oliver Walsh, Chairman of the Enniscorthy Council, commended everyone involved in keeping their own area clean and tidy. Following is a list of prize winners: PUBLIC BUILDINGS, The Athenaeum; SHOP FRONTS, John Kavanagh Giftware; BUSINESS PREMISES, Kehoe's Hardware, Clonhaston; MOST IMPROVED PREMISES, Alcast, Clonhaston; NEW DEVELOPMENT, Loreto Complex; HOUSING ESTATES, Slaney View Park; COMMUNITY AREA, Barleyfield; ENDEAVOUR AWARD,Peter Quinn, Michael O'Brien, John Dunne, Jim Murphy, Larry Dunbar, John Doran and Tom Cullen; ROSE GARDEN, Neil Carty, 16 Drumgoold Villas; LARGE GARDENS: 1st, Sheelagh O'Leary, The Moyne; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Eileen Higgins, Tara, Moyne Road; MEDIUM GARDENS: 1st, Judy Moorehouse, 14 Moran Park; HIGHLY COMMENDED, John Somers, 4 Killagoley Terrace; SMALL GARDENS: 1st, Bernie Colgan, 29 Cherryorchard Heights; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Maria & Pat Nolan, 4 Parnell Road; PREVIOUS GARDEN WINNER, Jimmy & MaiWilson, 5 Urrin Valley; CONTAINER GARDEN. 1st, Marie Carroll, 24 Slaney View Park; HIGHLY COMMENDED, John & Mary Carroll, 11 Droim Catha; H. BASKETS/W. BOXES 1st, Jane Coughlan, 5 St John Street; HIGHLY COMMENDED, Rosie O'Sullivan, 2 St Aidan's Villas; COMMERCIAL PREMISES, Stamps Pub, Market Square; H. BASKETS/W. BOXES, Reid's Off Licence, Main Street, JOINT WINNERS.