Another Stellar Year for Co. Monaghan in National Tidy Towns Competition!

It was another fantastic day to be from Co. Monaghan, sitting in DCU’s Helix theatre yesterday for the announcement of the results of this year’s National Tidy Towns awards.

Following on from their stunning gold medal in the Entente Florale Europe competition last week, Glaslough were shortlisted for the Top Village title, closed to within two points of the overall national title, and once more came home with the county title and retained their Gold Medal.

Carrickmacross were shortlisted in the four top small towns in Ireland, and also retained their Gold Medal. Monaghan retained their Silver.  Scotshouse achieved the Endeavour award for the entry in Co. Monaghan to have gained the most marks between 2016 and 2017 – congratulations!

The Toast of the county yesterday were Emyvale Tidy Towns, who took home a Highly Commended in the Sustainable Development award for their Emy Lough Looped Walk,  and WON the Waters & Communities Award thanks to the fantastic project led by Enda Fields out on Emy Lough, which involves monitoring the water quality with the help of tea bags!

Well done to everyone, and on behalf of the people of Co. Monaghan, thank you all very sincerely for the work you do all year round to help make our county the wonderful place it is to live.

Emyvale Tidy Towns proudly displaying their Waters & Communities Award, along with Carol Lambe, from Monaghan County Council, who drew their attention to the category in the entry form last spring, so insisted she had a right to be in the photograph 🙂