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Supervalu TidyTowns – South & Midwest Regional Awards Ceremony

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the South & Midwest Region were presented today, Friday, 6th December at a prize-giving ceremony in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Limerick Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Minister of State Pat Breen TD and Michael Killoury, Regional Manager with SuperValu, who are long time sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland.

At the ceremony, Pat Breen TD spoke of the recently announced grant scheme which will enable TidyTowns committees to apply for a grant of between €1,000 and €4,000. Minister Breen said “I am delighted to be in a position to attend the awards on behalf of Minister Ring and I too welcome the grant funding that will assist committees in preparing for the 2020 competition.

Minister Breen went on to say “For many years, communities have volunteered with TidyTowns to make our country a place that we can all be proud of. I have nothing but admiration for the volunteers here tonight and across the country and this grant scheme is recognition from the Government for the huge contribution made by your committees every year“. 

Minister Breen added: “It is fantastic to have the opportunity, this evening, to meet TidyTowns groups from across the South & Midwest Region. These awards are just a small token for the efforts of so many volunteers who take pride in their home town and work tirelessly to make their community a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place now and for future generations. We also recognise all the other TidyTowns groups not here today who are equally committed to improving their community year on year but have not achieved formal recognition in the competition this year, - well done to you all on the work you do and we hope to see you here with us next year”. 

Minister Breen also thanked TidyTowns’ main sponsor SuperValu. “For 28 years SuperValu, as the main sponsor, have been involved in this competition at local and national level. SuperValu has helped the competition to flourish and grow and continues to demonstrate a real commitment to supporting local communities and have worked closely with Department officials to help make it the success it is today.” 

Michael Killoury, SuperValu Regional Manager said, “2019 was another landmark year for SuperValu TidyTowns, with a record number of committees and groups taking part in the competition. The TidyTowns programme continues to be the greatest sustainability and community initiative in Ireland and it really positively impacts on our towns and villages across our country”.

Interest in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been stronger than ever in recent years with a record number of communities entering the competition in 2019. The competition has been running since 1958 and is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development. The competition has been sponsored by SuperValu since 1992. 

Ennis in Co. Clare won the regional title and a full list of all of today’s prize winner’s is attached. 

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South & Midwest Regional Awards 

Irelands Tidiest Large Urban Centre – sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient

County

Award

Ennis

Clare

Irelands Tidiest Large Urban Centre

South & Midwest Regional Award for 2019 – sponsored by Department of Rural and Community Development

Recipient

County

Award

Ennis

Clare

South & Midwest Regional Award

 South & Midwest Medallist 2019 – sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient

County

Award

Ballincollig

Cork

Gold Medal

Clonakilty

Cork

Gold Medal

Cobh

Cork

Gold   Medal

Ennis

Cork

Gold Medal

Kenmare

Kerry

Gold Medal

Killarney

Kerry

Gold Medal

Kilrush

Clare

Gold Medal

Listowel

Kerry

Gold Medal

Tralee

Kerry

Gold Medal

Youghal

Cork

Gold Medal

Adare

Limerick

Silver Medal

Bantry

Cork

Silver Medal

Carrigaline

Cork

Silver Medal

Coolagown

Cork

Silver Medal

Kinsale

Cork

Silver Medal

Rosscarbery

Cork

Silver Medal

Skibbereen

Cork

Silver Medal

Ardpatrick

Limerick

Bronze Medal

Ballydehob

Cork

Bronze Medal

Ballynacally

Clare

Bronze Medal

Ballyvaughan

Clare

Bronze Medal

Bandon

Cork

Bronze Medal

Castleconnell

Limerick

Bronze Medal

Castletownroche

Cork

Bronze Medal

Eyeries

Cork

Bronze Medal

Galbally

Limerick

Bronze Medal

Kilbrittain

Cork

Bronze Medal

Knightstown

Kerry

Bronze Medal

Limerick City

Limerick

Bronze Medal

Lislevane

Cork

Bronze Medal

Macroom

Cork

Bronze Medal

Millstreet

Cork

Bronze Medal

Mountshannon

Clare

Bronze Medal

Newcastle West

Limerick

Bronze Medal

Portmagee

Kerry

Bronze Medal

Quin

Clare

Bronze Medal

Rathbarry

Cork

Bronze Medal

Sneem

Kerry

Bronze Medal

Timoleague

Cork

Bronze Medal

County Awards – sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient

County

Award

Ennis

Clare

County Award

Kilrush

Clare

Highly Commended

Ballynacally

Clare

Commended

Spanish   Point

Clare

Endeavour *

Coolagown

Cork   North

County Award

Castletownroche

Cork   North

Highly Commended

Kilworth

Cork   North

Commended

Kanturk

Cork   North

Endeavour   *

Ballincollig

Cork   South

County   Award

Cobh

Cork   South

Highly Commended

Kilbrittain

Cork   South

Commended

Waterfall

Cork   South

Endeavour *

Clonakilty

Cork   West

County Award

Rosscarbery

Cork   West

Highly Commended

Rathbarry

Cork   West

Commended

Ahiohill

Cork   West

Endeavour *

Listowel

Kerry

County Award

Killarney

Kerry

Highly Commended

Kenmare

Kerry

Commended

Causeway

Kerry

Endeavour *

Adare

Limerick

County Award

Galbally

Limerick

Highly Commended

Ardpatrick

Limerick

Commended

Ballyagran

Limerick

Endeavour *

  • Endeavour Award winners are those who achieved the greatest improvement in score in 2018*

Special Awards 

School Award – sponsored by SuperValu

Recipient

County

Award

Ennis National Schools & Ennis Scouts

Ennis

Regional Winner

Sustainable Development Award – sponsored by The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment 

Recipient

County

Award

Glounthaune – Cois Chuain Walk

Cork

Third Place

Climate Action and Air Quality Award – sponsored by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment

Recipient

County

Award

Castleisland Community College

Kerry

Joint Youth Award Winner

Corofin  

Clare

Joint Youth Award Winner

Ennis  

Clare

Large Town/Urban Centre Winner

Waters & Communities Award – sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland & The Local Authority Waters Programme 

Recipient

County

Award

Kilrush

Clare

Highly Commended

Maharees Conservation Association

Kerry

Regional Winner

 Local Authority Pollinator Award – sponsored by Local Authorities

Recipient

County

Award

Sneem

Kerry

Regional Winner Small Town Category

Ennis

Clare

Regional Winner Large Town Category

Waste Prevention Award – sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency 

Recipient

County

Award

Cobh TidyTowns Zero Waste Project

Cork

Highly Commended

Islands Award – sponsored by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Recipient

County

Award

Sherkin Island

Cork

Highly Commended

Bere Island

Cork

National Winner

Heritage Award – sponsored by The Heritage Council of Ireland

Recipient

County

Award

Ennistymon

Clare

National Winner

 

 

 

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