18 Communities in Co Monaghan entered the National Tidy Towns Competition in 2018. Forty years after Glaslough won the overall national title in 1978, they came very close once more, this time taking home the ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Village’ award. They also won the Regional award, and earned their sixth successive gold medal. Carrickmacross won their seventh successive gold medal and Monaghan town their third successive silver.
Following on the success of their ‘Waters & Communities’ award in 2017, Emyvale continued their renaissance by taking the county Endeavour award, gaining an impressive eight marks.