Tidy Town Committee Announces Shortlist for Local Awards

Tidy Town Committee Announces Shortlist for Local Awards

The local Tidy Town Committee, with the assistance of outside adjudication, has shortlisted the names for this years Local Awards under the many headings below. The local awards will hopefully spark further interest in the work of the committee and help improve the performance in the national competition. The town has looked exceptionally good this year and everyone’s efforts have been handsomely rewarded with a gold medal again this year. A detailed analysis of this years results has shown just how successful Carrickmacross is in this competition. There were 849 entries in total in the 2014 national competition. Carrick came an overall 15th position which means our town is in the top 1.75% of the competition.


This is a considerable achievement considering that the town was 37th and in the top 4% last year. More importantly, the town is now only six points behind the 2014 Overall Winner, Kilkenny. This strong consistent performance over the 30 years means Carrickmacross is well placed to challenge for a Category Award in the next few years but the committee is under no illusion that such an achievement is going to require a massive community effort and a large amount of co-operation from the business and residential communities, the new municipal authority, schools and other bodies and the committee has no reason to believe that such support for pride in our town will not be found wanting. The Tidy Town Committee kicks of the 2015 campaign in the coming weeks with the Local Awards Evening on 25th September in the Workhouse and a Public Meeting in early October.


The shortlist for the 2014 Awards from which the winners will be announced at the function is as follows:

Best Kept School Grounds Patrician High School
Scoil Rois
St Josephs N.S.


Best Residential Area

Sean Carraig
Beech Drive
Drummond Heights
Crann Nua
Chestnut Grove


Most Improved Area

St Macartans Villas/ Convent View


Best Hanging Baskets

No. 16 Cuchulainn Terrace
Breda Rooney Beech Drive


Best Window Box Display

Sean’s Deli
Allied Irish Bank


Best Presented Business Premises Large

Shirley Arms Hotel


Best Presented Business Premises Small

Sean’s Deli
John Joe Cunningham


New Shop Front Award



Best Floral Display

Shirley Arms
Olive Mc Cartney, Ardee Rd.


Best Private Garden

Francie Mc Givney,
Lily Gartlan
Michael Mc Caghey
Bridget Cooney

Endeavour Award To be announced at Awards
Community Award
Adjudicators Award

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