Local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has praised the performance of the local towns and villages who took part in this year Supervalu National TidyTowns competition.
The results were announced by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan TD at the Helix in Dublin on Monday last and Deputy Humphreys said that this year’s competition had seen another strong showing from Monaghan’s participants.
“In total, 832 towns and villages took part in this year’s competition. Given that high number of participants, it is very encouraging to see how well the Monaghan entries fared with Glaslough and Carrickmacross both winning gold in their respective categories.
“Further to this, in the County Awards, Inniskeen were commended for their performance while Scotshouse won an Endeavour Award.
“Rockcorry, Ardaghey, Tydavnet, Drum, Greenan’s Cross, Ballinode, Scotstown, Castleblayney, Clones and Monaghan all had strong performances also.
“I would like to congratulate all of the towns and villages from the county who took part in this year’s competition. It is important also to pay tribute to the local people who volunteer their time and effort in order to make their communities a better place. These volunteers take great pride in their local areas and the fruits of their work can be seen in the well cared for towns and villages that we have throughout Co Monaghan,” said Deputy Humphreys.