SKERRIES has once again been named the tidiest town in all of Fingal and Dublin.Recording an impressive score of 306 points, an increase of three marks on last year, the hard-working Tidy Towns committee was rewarded for its efforts and continued the town's stranglehold on the county and regional awards. It was also presented with a gold medal. Skerries was just six points behind the overall winner of this year's award, Abbeyshrule in Co Longford, which received 312 points. SKERRIES has once again been named the tidiest town in all of Fingal and Dublin. Recording an impressive score of 306 points, an increase of three marks on last year, the hard-working Tidy Towns committee was rewarded for its efforts and continued the town's stranglehold on the county and regional awards. It was also presented with a Gold Medal. Skerries was just six points behind this year's overall winner, Abbeyshrule in Co Longford, which achieve a remarkable 312 points. The adjudicators were full of praise of the eight-strong committee and the many volunteers who work so hard to improve the visual appearance of the seaside town. They stated: 'Your volunteers taking on specific responsibilities that they undertake to do, is an excellent method for people who like working tasks rather than meeting. Your 'adopt a patch' and 'adopt a beach' initiatives are all excellent ways of encouraging more people to come on board and get involved.' ' This town is an experience to visit. There is so much to see and do. Some rain fell on the day of adjudication but it did not dampen the spirits of the many walking enthusiasts that could be seen around. ' This group has done tremendous work from adopting, to cutting down waste and the work continues. Well done and continued success in the competition,' the judges stated. Runner-up in the Fingal area was Malahide with an impressive score of 293, up two on last year's result, and it received a Gold Medal from the judges. Lusk recorded 277 points this year, up five on last year's score and was commended by the judges for its efforts. Swords achieved 264 points, an increase of five on last year. Balbriggan received 251 pointsand received an Endeavour Award for its improvement. Ballyboughal achieved 255 points. Balscadden recorded a score of 257, while Rush obtained 232 points. Howth, Sutton and Rusheeny received 264, 272 and 212 points respectively.