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Cllr Dolores Minogue, Chairperson, Louth County Council with Director of Services, Paddy Donnelly and John Laurence at the launch of Louth in Bloom

Cllr Dolores Minogue, Chairperson, Louth County Council with Director of Services, Paddy Donnelly and John Laurence at the launch of Louth in Bloom

Cllr Dolores Minogue, Chairperson, Louth County Council with Director of Services, Paddy Donnelly and John Laurence at the launch of Louth in Bloom

Entries are still open for the 'Louth in Bloom' competition, which aims to capture the very best of the county's outdoor environment.

Louth County Council launched the initiative last month in a bid to 'acknowledge and honour the work being carried out during these difficult times that enhances the environment of every town and village throughout the County.'

The local authority is introducing a new competition for 2020 - Louth in Bloom.

The format of the competition is new to communities in County Louth, and with the restrictions which have been in place over the last few months, it was deemed the safest way in which to organise and recognise the marvellous work that people undertake.

Despite the absence of annual competitions such as the National Tidy Towns event, the council are encouraging Louth residents to make the very best of their outdoor environment, and nominate their own local areas for 'Louth in Bloom 2020.'

The categories in the competition include: Best Gardens, Best Housing Estates, and Biodiversity, Hospitality and Business Premises.

Prizes will be awarded for each of the three district areas of Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk, with an overall county winner in each category.

Entries can be made online, by post or by submitting the entry, attaching three clear photographs, into any of the Louth County Council Customer Services Offices in Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk and following an adjudication process a series of prize winners will be selected from the list of entries.

This competition replaces the Drogheda Looking Good Competition, Dundalk Looking Good and Louth Looking Good Competitions for this year.

The nomination entry form is also available in these locations.

Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 14/8/2020.

Full details are available at http://www.louthcoco.ie or from staff in the Community Support Section on 042 932 2918

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