There were great cel­e­bra­tions as Black­rock scooped the top prize at the Louth Look­ing Good Awards 2017.

The coastal vil­lage won first place in the ‘ Towns and Vil­lages’ cat­e­gory, fol­lowed in sec­ond place by Tal­lanstown, and third by Dromiskin.

The award for the ‘ Most Im­proved Town’ in the com­pe­ti­tion went to Ardee, with a spe­cial ad­ju­di­ca­tors prize pre­sented to Dun­leer.

The Chair­man’s award went to Grange in north Louth, while spe­cial merit awards went to Monaster­boice, An­na­gas­san and Clogher­head.

The ‘En­deav­our’ awards were pre­sented to Bal­tray and Reagh­stown.

Clos na Manach in Car­ling­ford were thrilled to have won Best Over­all Hous­ing Es­tate in County Louth.

The first prize for a small es­tate (un­der 12 houses) went to Glyde Road Cot­tages, Tal­lanstown, fol­lowed by Killi­neer cot­tages, Killi­neer, and in third place Rath Ban, Dromiskin. Most im­proved went to An Rian, An­na­gas­san.

The top prize for an es­tate fea­tur­ing 12-25 houses went to St. Oliver’s Park, Car­ling­ford, and in sec­ond place Louth Hall Cot­tages, Tal­lanstown, with third place awarded to Castle­view, Tal­lanstown. Most im­proved was Maryville, Dun­leer.

In the larger es­tates cat­e­gory (26-40 houses) 1st place went to Sea View, An­na­gas­san, fol­lowed by Or­chard Vil­las, Ter­mon­feckin, and St. Mary’s Vil­las, Kil­saran. Most im­proved went to O’Donnell Park, Clogher­head.

In the cat­e­gory D (over 40 houses) awards, the top prize went to Church View, Dromiskin, with sec­ond prize awarded to Beech­wood Drive/ Church View, Dun­leer, and third prize pre­sented to De La Salle Cres­cent in Ardee.

The ‘Most Im­proved’ was awarded to Rath View, Ter­mon­feckin, and the Ad­ju­di­ca­tors prize pre­sented to Fer­dia Park, Ardee. A merit award went to Cap­pocks­gate, Ardee.

In other ar­eas of the Louth Look­ing Good com­pe­ti­tion, the ‘Best Waste Min­imi­sa­tion’ project went to Dromiskin Tidy Towns, with Black­rock Tidy Towns placed sec­ond.

The Youth award was pre­sented to Dun­leer Tidy Towns, while the Age Friendly award went to Dromiskin Tidy Towns

A joint spe­cial award for En­vi­ron­men­tal­ist of the Year went to Henry Murtagh and John Han­neffy from Dromiskin Tidy Towns. Run­ners up were Mar­garet O’Brien from Sta­ban­non Tidy Towns.

Other awards pre­sented on the night in­cluded ‘Best Pre­sented Grave­yard. Hag­gard­stown ceme­tery won first prize, fol­lowed by Tullyallen grave­yard, and Dysart ceme­tery.

Chair­man of Louth County Coun­cil, Colm Markey praised all those for tak­ing part in the com­pe­ti­tion, and con­grat­u­lated the win­ners in each cat­e­gory.

He said that all other nom­i­nees were highly com­mended, and were also to be praised for their con­tin­ued sup­port for their lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paigns.

Thanks were also given to the lead spon­sors of the scheme - In­daver - and in par­tic­u­lar the var­i­ous CE schemes through­out Louth, which were praised for be­ing ‘in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing about im­proved en­vi­ron­men­tal pre­sen­ta­tion in so many towns and vil­lages across the county.’

Chair­man’s Award.....Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Grange Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee Michael Ro­gan, Ann O’Con­nor and Sea­mus Sav­age re­ceive the Chair­man’s Award from Ea­mon McCabe, McCabe Plant Hire and Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Kilk­er­ley Tidy Towns Bernard Mul­hol­land and Michael Kelly re­ceive the Lit­ter League award from Cllr. Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil, Cllr. Maria Doyle and Barry Ea­ton, LCC at the ‘Louth Look­ing Good’ Awards held in the Crowne Plaza.

Jim Byrne and Pat Roddy rep­re­sent­ing Castle­belling­ham/Kil­saran re­ceive the Lit­ter League award from Cllr. Colm Markey, Chair­man of Louth Coun­cil, Cllrs. Pearse McGeough and Liam Reilly at the ‘Louth Look­ing Good’ Awards held in the Crowne Plaza.

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