The little town of Glaslough in Co Monaghan has only gone and won the double whammy. Not only has it been named as Ireland’s tidiest town, but it is also Ireland’s tidiest village as well.
Competing against a record number of entrants this year, Glaslough beat over 900 other entrants to come out on top.
Congratulations to Glaslough TidyTowns Co Monaghan just named as Ireland's Tidiest Village for 2019 in the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition @DeptRCD @Glasloughtt @MonaghanCoCo @SuperValuIRL #tidytowns19 pic.twitter.com/uSEGj7AW4O
— TidyTowns Ireland (@TidyTownsIre) September 30, 2019
Other winners included Blackrock in Louth which was crowned the Tidiest Small Town, while the Large Town award went to Westport in Co Mayo and Ennis in Co Clare won Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
Presentations were made at the Helix in Dublin by the Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring, who said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Glaslough, who are very deserving winners”.
This is the second time that the Monaghan village has won, a testament to the local commitment and hard work over the years.
Hard work pays off 🎉 pic.twitter.com/6bjIJw1F4E
— Glaslough Junior Tidy Towns (@GlasloughT) September 30, 2019
The awards, now over 60 years old, encourage civic participation and for locals to take pride in their hometowns.
Fair play to all involved.