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# THE rankings
IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?

KILKENNY HAS BEEN named Ireland’s most litter-free town for 2012, taking the title from 2011 champion Trim.

The title follows a year-long audit of 44 towns and urban areas around the country, grading each based on the condition of its urban areas and the quantity of litter there.

The following is the final ranking for 2012. How did your town do?

Cleaner than European Norms

  1. Kilkenny
  2. Cavan
  3. Killarney
  4. Ballina
  5. Castlebar
  6. Trim
  7. Longford
  8. Buncrana
  9. Fermoy
  10. Clonmel
  11. Dun Laoghaire
  12. Tramore
  13. Wexford
  14. Drogheda
  15. Galway City
  16. Youghal
  17. Swords
  18. Tullamore
  19. Bray
  20. Waterford City
  21. Naas
  22. Cobh

Clean to European Norms

  1. Mullingar
  2. Sligo
  3. Kildare
  4. Athlone
  5. Ennis
  6. Dublin Airport Environs
  7. Roscommon
  8. Tallaght
  9. Monaghan
  10. Portlaoise
  11. Navan
  12. Tralee
  13. Tipperary

Moderately littered

  1. Cork City
  2. Dundalk
  3. Limerick City
  4. Carlow
  5. Dublin City
  6. Maynooth


  • (No towns earned this grade in 2012.)

Seriously Littered

  • (No towns earned this grade in 2012.)

Litter Blackspot

  1. North Inner City Dublin

Read: 80% of Irish towns ‘as clean’ as European average

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