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This is Ireland's tidiest town

Minister for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring said Skerries was a “worthy winner”.

Image: Magne Hagesaeter via Flickr/CC

SKERRIES IN COUNTY Dublin has been named as the tidiest town in Ireland, beating 858 other towns and villages.

The announcement of the winners of the SuperValu National TidyTowns competition was made today in Dublin.

Birdhill Co. Tipperary claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village.

Other winners included Listowel Co Kerry receiving the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town for the second year, Skerries also received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Ennis Co Clare was declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

Minister for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring said Skerries was a “worthy winner”.

“Skerries have first entered the competition in 1959 and their win today is evidence of their consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local and regional level.

This much sought after award is recognition of a town that embraces all aspects of the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition, builds strong community links and has grown each year in the competition. So my congratulations to Skerries and all of the other deserving prize-winners announced today.

“The enthusiasm of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive, well cared-for towns and villages we see throughout the country.

“It is clear that working together and getting things done increases peoples’ pride in where they live and helps to build vibrant communities.

“This is why I am delighted to see this competition continues to sustain great interest, even after 58 years.”

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