Wednesday 16 October 2019

Blackrock cleans up!

Village named as Ireland's tidiest small town

Blackrock Tidy Towns celebrate their big win on Monday
Blackrock Tidy Towns celebrate their big win on Monday

Margaret Roddy

Years of hard work have paid off for Blackrock Tidy Towns committee as the seaside village was named Ireland's Tidiest Small Town.

There were great celebrations as the results were announced in a packed Helix theatre on Monday morning.

The victory was all the sweeter as this year's competition, sponsored by Supervalu, had attracted a record 918 entries.

It was a good year for the county as a whole, with Blackrock, Ardee, Dundalk and Drogheda all retaining the coveted gold medals, while Tallanstown and Carlingford took home bronze medals.

Blackrock was also named as the regional winner for Midlands and East Region and once again was Louth's tidiest town with 345 marks, having improved last year's score by eleven marks.

Tallanstown was Highly Commended with 333 marks and Ardee was commended on 332 marks. Sandpit took the county award for Endeavour.

Dromiskin Tidy Towns won the national award for waste prevention, and were runners-up to Carlingford in Category C.

The county winners in the various population categories were Reaghstown, Tallanstown, Carlingford, Blackrock, Ardee and Drogheda.

The Argus