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Cork comes out shining in Tidy Towns awards


The Rebel County has once again come up shining in the 2018 Super Valu National Tidy Towns Competition - scooping an impressive haul of 20 gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to numerous individual category aware.

The north and mid-Cork regions fared particularly well in this year's competition, with towns and villages across both regions impressing judges with their outstanding efforts over the past 12-months. 

For the second year in succession Ballincollig stuck gold in the 'Large Urban Category' (population 15,001 - 25,000), this year also adding the overall title of 'Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre' to its impressive roll of honour. The town also won the county award for south Cork. 

To put the latter achievement into context, its points tally of 338 was just a single mark behind that of Listowel in Co Kerry, which won the prestigious crown of Ireland's overall 'Tidiest Town'. 

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Once again the village of Coolagown near Fermoy featured prominently in the final standings collecting is 11th gold Tidy Town medal, scoring yet another impressive tally of 334 points in the 'Tidiest Village' (pop under 200) category. 

For the second year in succession Macroom won silver in the in the Small Town category (pop 2,501 - 5,000), increasing its overall 2017 tally in the process by seven marks to an impressive 325, with Castletownroche and Millstreet winning creditable bronze medals in their respective categories. 

Coolagown's tally of 334 was enough for the village to win the county award for north Cork, with Castletownroche (327 marks) and Kiskeam (232 marks) highly commended and highly commended respectively.

The Village of Berrings was rewarded with the north Cork Endeavour award, racking up 299 marks, an almost 4% increase on its final tally last year.

Individual award were also handed out to Milford's Ena Enright and Newtownshandrum's  Eileen Noonan, who were both highly commended in the SuperValu 'Tidy Towns Community Heroes' section for their tireless efforts on behalf of their respective communities.


Local results from Tidy Towns 2018

Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre: Ballincollig.

Gold Medal Winners: Coolagown & Ballincollig.

Silver Medal Winner: Macroom.

Bronze Medal Winners: Castletownroche & Millstreet.

County Award (North Cork): Coolagown.

County Award (South Cork): Ballincollig.

SuperValu Tidy Town Community Heroes 2018: (Highly Commended). Ena Enright, Milford & Eileen Noonan, Newtownshandrum.


North Cork Scores:

Category A:

Coolagown - 334 marks.

Kiskeam - 323 marks.

Sallybrook - 304 marks.

Berrings - 299 marks.

Knockraha - 285 marks.

Category B:

Castletownroche - 327 marks.

Kilworth - 322 marks.

Castlelyons - Bridesbridge - 320 marks.

Kildorrery - 319 marks.

Banteer 311 marks.

Milford - 308 - marks.

Boherbu - 279 marks.

Conna - 257 marks.

Newtownshandrum - 254 marks.

Dromahane - 249 marks.

Newtwopothouse - 215 marks.

Category C:

Millstreet - 321 marks.

Newmarket - 288 marks.

Glanworth - 270 marks.

Kanturk - 269 marks

Category D

Mitchelstown - 295 marks.

Charleville - 279 marks.

Category E:

Fermoy - 304 marks.

Category F:

Mallow - 293 marks.

West Cork Scores:

Category A:

Inchigeelagh - 280 marks.

Cuil Aodha - 275 marks.

Category D:

Coachford - 232 marks.

South Cork Scores:

Category A:

Carrigadrohid - Killardrish - 287 marks.

Cill na Martra - 235 marks.

Category B:

Granagh: 290 marks.

Baile Mhic Ire/Baile Mhuirne - 279 marks.

Clondrohid - 270 marks.

Waterfall - 257 marks.

Category D:

Macroom - 325 marks.

Category G:

Ballincollig: 338 marks.