Winners of Tidy Towns announced
WITH Enniscorthy once again retaining its bronze medal in this year’s national Tidy Towns competition, it was time for the focus to shift to local competition as the local Tidy Towns committee presented awards at the IFA Centre recently.
The judges commented on the high standard and the major effort put in by various residents and business owners in the last twelve months, with some of the green fingered gardeners going above and beyond to impress.
The winners were all congratulated by County Council Chairman Keith Doyle, District Council Chairman Willie Kavanagh and District Manager Liz Hore for their efforts in ensuring that Enniscorthy remains beautiful.
Scooping the award for Public Buildings was the immaculately maintained St Aidan’s Cathedral while Wickham’s Butchers in Market Square scooped this year’s award for best shop front.
Best Business Premises went to relative newcomers J’Adore Shoe Boutique on Wafer Street while the massive renovations at Smyth’s Homevalue earned Betty and Dermot Kavanagh the award for Most Improved Premises.
Ottiva Boutique on Wafer Street won the Endeavour Award, while the new state of the art service station on Milehouse Road earned the kudos of the judges with McSorley’s Centra winning best New Development, concluding the awards for businesses.
There was cause for great celebrations in Bellefield Springs as residents collected the award for Housing Estates, while Best Community Area went to Barleyfield and the Landscape Award went to Slaney View Park.
Next to be announced were the gardens and the standard once again was said to be extremely high this year. Best Rose Garden was handed to Neil Carty of 16 Drumgoold Vil- las. The Large garden section was won by Judy Moorehouse of 14 Moran Park, with Agnes Allen of Westcliffe House highly commended. The winner in the Medium Gardens category was John Somers of 4 Killagoley Terrace, with a commendation for Jim and Marie Roche of 30 Moran Park. Bernie Colgan of 29 Cherryorchard Heights was the winner of the Small Gardens section, closely followed by Mai Morrissey of 9 Killagoley Terrace.
Marie Carroll of 24 Slaney View Park won the Container Garden category, closely fol- lowed by Frank Murphy of 44 Bellefield Road. The hanging baskets and window-boxes section was scooped by Eamonn Manning of Antwerpt House, Mary Street, with Joe Breen of 16 Duffry Gate highly commended. Holohan’s Pub in Slaney Place won the award for commercial premises, while Reid’s Off Licence on Main Street won the business award for hanging baskets and window boxes. All of the participants were congratulated on another fantastic year for the Tidy Towns as they draw ever closer to the silver medal nationally.
Winners were presented with their Tidy Towns Awards at the IFA Centre last week.