Clonakilty named Ireland’s tidiest small town as West Cork cleans up again in Tidy towns

THE Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley and Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, today conveyed their congratulations to all the participants and winners in this year’s National Tidy Towns competition with a record breaking 870 towns and villages competing.

Commenting on the Cork successes, Mayor Hurley said, “I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers and winners in each of our Tidy Towns groups County wide. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is truly inspiring.

“Cork has again achieved great success in the competition and it clearly shows the way forward in community participation and how it makes our lives better. Cork County Council will continue to work with all towns and villages who enter into this worthwhile competition and continue to support them in any way we can”.

This year Clonakilty received the national award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. A gold-medal winner in 2016, Clonakilty was awarded second place in the Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge for 2017 and was also nominated in Pride of Place awards for 2017.

Cork County Council Chief Executive Tim Lucey went to say, “Tidy towns organisations and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and I compliment and congratulate all towns and villages who have achieved national recognition.”

There were 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 8 Bronze medals awarded across Cork County in the 2017 awards with West Cork again performing extremley well.

GOLD

Coolagown

Clonakilty

Kinsale

Youghal

Cobh

Ballincollig

Carrigaline

SILVER

Rathbarry

Eyeries

Lislevane

Rosscarbery

Macroom

BRONZE

Bantry

Castletownroche

Ballydehob

Timoleague

Innishannon

Millstreet

Skibbereen

Bandon

ISLANDS AWARD

National award Bere Island

Highly recommended Sherkin

COUNTY AWARDS

COUNTY WEST

Winner Clonakilty

Highly Commended Rosscarbery

Commended Rathbarry

ENDEAVOUR

Durrus

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