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THE An­nual Tidy Towns To­gether Awards for County Louth were held in the Crown Plaza Dun­dalk and Dun­leer Tidy Towns and Scoil Ui Mhuiri pupils and two Tidy Town Es­tate groups came home with great prizes.

A lot of projects were com­pleted this year dur­ing the last 12 months and the im­prove­ments in the town were plain for all to see. The Jewel in the crown was the rolling out the brand­ing for Dun­leer with the erec­tion of a mill wheel and wel­come sing at the Drogheda Road En­trance to Dun­leer.

Un­der the Es­tate Cat­e­gory Maryville came home with the most im­proved Es­tate for all the im­prove­ments and main­te­nance they car­ried out dur­ing the year. Beechwood Drive Es­tate was also recog­nised in that they came se­cond in their hous­ing Es­tate Cat­e­gory D of over 40 houses in the county. They con­tinue to im­prove year on year and came up from 3rd place last year to 2nd place this year in the county. Ge­orge Har­mon, Louise Har­mon and John Bick­more were there on be­half of Beechwood Drive / Church View Com­mit­tee to re­ceive their prize.

Then in the top 6 cat­e­gories of large vil­lage small towns, Dun­leer Tidy Towns won the Ad­ju­di­ca­tors Award for how well the town was pre­sented dur­ing the Sum­mer. Hugh Cal­laghan Chair­man and Pat Roche Sec­re­tary along with Su­san Done­gan and Brian War­ren from the com­mit­tee were present to rep­re­sent Tidy Towns to re­ceive the award. Fol­low­ing this there was al­lo­ca­tion of medals for the Lit­ter League which is a com­pe­ti­tion where the town is vis­ited about 4 times dur­ing the sum­mer to sum up the lit­ter sit­u­a­tion around the town. Dun­leer for the third year in a row held onto their gold medal sta­tus for the next 12 months for lit­ter con­trol.

Dur­ing the last 18 months there has been col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Dun­leer Tidy Towns and Pupils and teach­ers at Scoil Ui Mhuiri in Dun­leer on a mu­ral project. The out­come was a full wall mu­ral by stu­dents at the old toi­let block on Main Street in Dun­leer which in­cluded one of St. Brigid and took a num­ber of months to com­plete. This project was led by Su­san Done­gan and Nola Pluck of Dun­leer Tidy Towns. Both tidy towns and Scoil Ui Mhuiri were re­warded at the cer­e­mony when they won the Youth Award a just re­ward for all their hard work.

Dun­leer Town took place in the Pride of Place com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing Au­gust this year. The re­sult will be an­nounced in the Mount Er­ri­gal Ho­tel in Let­terkenny on 2nd De­cem­ber 2017.

Pat Roche, Hugh Cal­laghan, Brian War­ren and Su­san Done­gan rep­re­sent­ing Dun­leer Tidy Towns, win­ners of the Youth Award re­ceive their award from Cllr. Maria Doyle and Cllr. Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil at the ‘Louth Look­ing Good’ Awards held in the Crowne Plaza

Ge­orge and Louise Har­mon and John Bick­more rep­re­sent­ing Beechwood Drive/Church View, Dun­leer 2nd Place win­ners Cat­e­gory D Hous­ing Es­tates re­ceive their award from Ea­monn McCabe, McCabe Plant Hire, Cllr. Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil, Cllr. Liam Reilly and Cllr. Dolores Minogue

Ad­ju­di­ca­tors’ Award ..... Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Dun­leer Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee Pat Roche, Hugh Cal­laghan, Brian War­ren and Su­san Done­gan re­ceive the Ad­ju­di­ca­tors’ Award from Mar­ian Cad­dell, In­daver, Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil, Frank O’Brien, Chair­man Louth Leader, Cllr. Dolores MInogue and Larry Mag­nier, Chair­man Louth Tidy Towns To­gether at the ‘Louth Look­ing Good’ Awards held in the Crowne Plaza.

Hugh Cal­laghan rep­re­sent­ing Maryville, Dun­leer, Most Im­proved Cat­e­gory B Hous­ing Es­tates re­ceives the award from Cllr. Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil and Larry Mag­nier, Chair­man Louth Tidy Towns

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