Roscommon town qualifies for Best Kept Towns

Roscommon town has qualified to participate in Ireland’s Best Kept Towns Competition this year, under the ‘large town’ section, after its recent high placing in TidyTowns contests.

  Ireland’s Best Kept Towns Competition is an all-island initiative that brings together the best of Ireland’s TidyTowns participants and the Northern ireland Amenity Council’s ‘Best Kept Awards’ in the previous year.

  Judging will take place in May, with the results declared in Belfast in June.

  A function to mark Roscommon town’s qualification was held at Áras an Chontae, Roscommon County Council’s new offices, on Monday.

  Speaking at the event, Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher, the chairperson of Roscommon Tidy Towns Committee, explained the reason that the county town had been chosen to represent Co. Roscommon in the event.

  “In 2015, we were very fortunate to win a silver medal in the Tidy Towns competition,” she said.

  Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, the Cathaoirleach of the council, said that the town’s qualification was because of the hard work and dedication of Roscommon Tidy Towns Committee over many years.

  Eugene Cummins, the local authority’s CEO, said: “We have a beautiful town in Roscommon, with an awful lot to offer.”