GREAT PRIDE AT LOUTH LOOKING GOOD AWARDS
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.