The 2019 TidyTowns results were announced on September 30 at The Helix in Dublin

Glaslough in Co Monaghan has claimed the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019. 

Huge Congratulations to Glaslough Co Monaghan just named Ireland's Tidiest Towns for 2019 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition. Truly a Community in Unity @DeptRCD @Glasloughtt @MonaghanCoCo @SuperValuIRL #tidytowns19 pic.twitter.com/hGh156go3s

— TidyTowns Ireland (@TidyTownsIre) September 30, 2019

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The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now entering its seventh decade and Glaslough was judged to be the best from a record number of 918 entries to the competition this year. The winner was revealed at an awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin on September 30.

This is Glaslough's second time winning the top prize after it previously claimed the title in 1978. In 2018,  it won the title for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Village.

Glaslough, Co. Monaghan also claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village.  Other winners included Blackrock, Co. Louth, which received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town.  Westport, Co. Mayo, which was named Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, and Ennis, Co Clare. which was declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

Laura Hogan, a reporter with RTÉ, shared this video of when Glaslough was named the winners:

The moment Glaslough in Co Monaghan was announced as Ireland’s Tidiest Town- lots more from #TidyTowns on @rtenews 6.1 pic.twitter.com/NwPP0jPgbx

— Laura Hogan (@LauraHoganTV) September 30, 2019

TD Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 28th year were on hand to present the awards on September 30.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Glaslough who are very deserving winners.

"I want to congratulate Glaslough and all of the other deserving prize-winners announced today.  The work of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive and welcoming towns and villages we see all over the country, and from which we all benefit.  It is this passion and pride that has made our towns and villages not only attractive and welcoming for visitors, but have created a ‘sense of place’ for those who live, work and raise families there.  That is why this competition has continued to flourish for more than 60 years."

Minister Ring also announced a special allocation of $1.5 million (€1.4 million) to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country to assist them in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages. This is the third year in a row that Minister Ring has allocated this funding to support the work of the TidyTowns Committees.

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You can learn more about this year’s winners in the 2019 TidyTowns results booklet. Results are divided into categories based upon population:

  • Population Category A = Under 200
  • Population Category B = 201 to 1,000
  • Population Category C = 1,001 to 2,500
  • Population Category D = 2,501 to 5,000
  • Population Category E = 5,001 to 10,000
  • Population Category F = 10,001 to 15,000
  • Population Category G = 15,001 to 25,000
  • Population Category H = 25,001 and Over

Below, the top three winners in each category for the 2019 TidyTowns competition:

National awards

  • Ireland’s tidiest village (A&B) - Glaslough, Co Monaghan - 346
  • Ireland’s tidiest small town (C&D) - Blackrock, Co Louth - 345
  • Ireland’s tidiest large town (E&F) - Westport, Co Mayo - 345
  • Ireland’s tidiest uban centre(G&H) - Ennis, Co Clare - 345

Gold medal awards

Category A:

  • Terryglass, Co Tipperary - 344
  • Abbeyshrule, Co Longford - 342
  • Keadue, Co Roscommon - 342

Category B:

  • Glaslough, Co Monaghan - 346
  • Geashill, Co Offaly - 344
  • Clonegal, Co Carlow - 342 / Stradbally, Co Laois - 342

Category C:

  • Abbeyleix, Co Laois - 342
  • Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary - 342
  • Lismore, Co Waterford - 341

Category D:

  • Blackrock, Co Louth - 345
  • Clonakilty, Co Cork - 344
  • Listowel, Co Kerry - 344

Category E:

  • Westport, Co Mayo - 345
  • Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan - 341
  • Dalkey, Co Dublin - 336

Category F:

  • Killarney, Co Kerry - 342
  • Trim, Co Meath - 340
  • Cobh, Co Cork - 338

Category G:

  • Ballincollig, Co Cork - 344
  • Letterkenny, Co Donegal - 337
  • Maynooth, Co Kildare - 337

Category H:

  • Ennis, Co Clare -345
  • Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny - 342
  • Drogheda, Co Louth - 330

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Silver medal awards

Category A:

  • Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford - 340
  • Birdhill, Co Tipperary - 339
  • Coolagown, Co Cork - 339

Category B:

  • Inistioge, Co Kilkenny - 340
  • Rosscarbery, Co Cork - 340
  • Ardmore, Co Waterford - 339

Category C:

  • Adare, Co Limerick - 335
  • Aughrim, Co Wicklow - 334
  • Rosslare, Co Wexford - 331

Category D:

  • Bantry, Co Cork - 334
  • Kill, Co Kildare - 334
  • Kinsale, Co Cork - 333

Category E:

  • Dungarvan, Co Waterford - 329
  • Monaghan, Co Monaghan - 328

Category F:

  • Cavan, Co Cavan - 327
  • Shankill, Co Dublin - 326

Category G:

  • Carrigaline, Co Cork - 325
  • Carlow, Co Carlow - 322
  • Celbridge, Co Kildare - 322

Category H:

  • Swords, Co Dublin - 323
  • Galway City Centre, Co Galway - 318

Bronze Medals

Category A:

  • Rathbarry, Co Cork - 335
  • Kilbrittain, Co Cork - 334
  • Lislevane, Co Cork - 334

Category B:

  • Ballynacally, Co Clare - 334
  • Ballydehob, Co Cork - 333
  • Tallanstown, Co Louth - 333

Category C:

  • Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare - 330
  • Belmullet, Co Mayo - 328
  • Millstreet, Co Cork - 327

Category D:

  • Macroom, Co Cork - 330
  • Cahir, Co Tipperary - 326
  • Rathangan, Co Kildarea - 326

Category E:

  • Raheny, Co Dublin - 324
  • Lucan, Co Dublin - 322
  • Roscrea, Co Tipperary - 322

Category F:

  • Ballina, Co Mayo - 322
  • Tramore, Co Waterford - 321
  • Longford, Co Longford - 320

Category H:

  • Limerick City, Co Limerick - 312

Regional Awards

  • Midlands and East: Blackrock, Co Louth - 345
  • North West and West: Glaslough, Co Monaghan - 346
  • South East: Terryglass, Co Tipperary - 344
  • South and Midwest: Ennis, Co Clare - 345

County awards

  • Carlow: Clonegal - 342
  • Cavan: Cavan - 327
  • Clare: Ennis - 345

County awards - highly commended

  • Carlow: Leighlinbridge - 338
  • Cavan: Redhills - 325
  • Clare: Kilrush 336

County awards - commended

  • Carlow: Ballon - 329
  • Cavan: Loch Gowna - 308
  • Clare: Ballynacally - 334

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This Co Monaghan town has been named the winner of the 2019 TidyTowns competitionGlaslough Tidy Towns, Facebook