The results are in… local winners in National Tidy Towns

The results for this year’s National Tidy Towns Awards are in and County Roscommon has winning towns in gold, silver and bronze medal categories, with Castlecoote announced as the county’s tidiest!

  Ann Connell from Castlecoote Tidy Towns said the result was surprising due to the strong competition from Keadue who had made a special effort for the 1916 Centenary. She said: “We thought coming up here that we’d be behind Keadue but we’re delighted to be still reaching our number one spot in the county this year.”

  Indeed, Castlecoote and Keadue both impressed in Category A with 324 and 323 marks respectively, while in the Silver Medal award, Roscommon town placed in Category E with 311 marks.

  Meanwhile in Category A of the Bronze medal award, Ballintubber impressed with 316 marks while Cloontuskert was just behind on 314. Ballintubber was also successful in the small town category.

  The Tidy Towns committee of Kilteevan, which was only established in the last two years, was celebrating an Endeavour Award following their improvement of 6.39% on last year’s marks.

  Elsewhere, Carrick-on-Shannon was beaten to top spot in Co. Leitrim by Dromod while Ballygar enjoyed an improvement of 25 marks on last year’s results which put the town sixth overall in Co. Galway.