GROUPS REWARDED AT THE LOUTH LOOKING GOOD NIGHT
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