Letterkenny has been named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2015.
Letterkenny was today named best of the 862 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.
The announcement was greeted by great celebration at today’s awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.
Clonegal Co. Carlow claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other winners included Listowel, Co Kerry receiving the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town, Westport Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Letterkenny was also declared as Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
Speaking after the awards ceremony Minister Kelly said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Letterkenny; a really worthy winner.
This is the 8th time a town in Donegal has won the overall prize, but the first time for Letterkenny.
Letterkenny have entered the competition every year since 1959 and their win today is testament to them consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local and regional level'.
Letterkenny Tidy towns chairperson Ann McGowan has been giving her reaction:
Town Manager Dessie Larkin says the award will put Letterkenny on the 'National stage' :