SLIGO DOES WELL AT NA­TIONAL TIDY TOWNS WITH FIRST EVER MEDAL

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SLIGO has won a Bronze medal in the 2017 Na­tional Tidy Towns Com­pe­ti­tion for the first time ever.

The city scored 301 points, a jump of 16 marks on their 2016 re­sult and the first time they achieved a score over 300.

Coolaney won the Best Town in Sligo, fol­lowed by River­stown in sec­ond place and Ballintogher in third place.

Speak­ing to The Sligo Cham­pion af­ter the cer­e­mony in the He­lix, Dublin, Sligo Tidy Towns Chair Peter Tier­nan hailed the medal as a “mile­stone.”

“We’re de­lighted, we’re build­ing on pre­vi­ous years and the great work done by Des Faul, Gerry Moore and Jim Lawlor who brought us up to the last level,” he said. He also paid trib­ute to the hun­dreds of volunteers around the county and part­ners such as Sligo County Coun­cil, Sligo BID and Sligo Leader.

Bird­hill in Co Tip­per­ary won Ti­di­est Town.

L-r: Chair Sligo Tidy Towns, Peter Tier­nan, Direc­tor of Ser­vices Sligo County Coun­cil Dorothy Clarke and past Chair Jim Lawlor (right) with Min­is­ter Michael Ring at the Tidy Town re­sults on Mon­day.

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