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Nine out of the 10 sites surveyed were given a Grade A grade, including all approach roads to the town.
Redmond Park was described as being in 'great condition' and the Loreto School, they said, was 'immaculate'.
Even shut-down premises on the Main Street didn't spoil the judges' positive view of the town.
' Thankfully, the disused premises didn't impact in any negative way on the litter situation. There was a virtual absence of litter throughout.'
(Source: Wexford People)
A South Wicklow woman was one of a number of Twitter users who came together to make a short online film to create awareness about depression and the stigma that surrounds it.
Jillian Godsil from Shillelagh responded to a call for volunteer cast and crew to film Depression Hurts, a seven minute film addressing the issue of depression and suicide through an improvised storyline and featuring a candid interview with contributor Maura Donohoe who lost her sister to suicide.
Jillian was so keen to assist the project that she volunteered as an actor and convinced her mother to open up her home in Templeogue as the set.
She took on the role of Margaret, mother of a young man who commits suicide during the course of the story.
'Through Twitter Norah Bohan (@Talentcoop) sent out a tweet and I, along with a group of people, responded. David O'connor and Patrick Cushe offered their recording studio, voice and mixing skills.
The film was shot in my mum's house in the bedroom where I was born,' explained Jillian.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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