The Corkman

Silver for Coolagown at Tidy Towns Awards



IT’S tight at the top in the Tidy Towns and while Ballincoll­ig was pipped to the top award by just two points, the mid Cork suburb of Cork city still emerged with the top award in its category nationally and as the best in Cork South also.

With 344 marks out of a possible 430, Ballincoll­ig was just two behind Glaslough from Cavan, the overall winner.

Ballincoll­ig Tidy Towns committee chairman Tom Butler was delighted on behalf of the 30-strong team of volunteers who regularly come out to work around the thriving large urban centre.

“It’s our eight gold medal and we’re up six points on last year’s marks so we we’re delighted with that,” he said.

He paid tribute to all who come out, be it every Sunday morning or on weekday nights to get involved in the Tidy Towns effort. As well as the kudos of the Cork South and national category G titles, the Ballincoll­ig Tidy Towns committee came home from the Helix in Dublin with prize money totalling €1,900.

Coolagown emerged triumphant in the Cork North region with 339 marks while Clonakilty won in the west with 344.

Other Cork medal winners included Castletown­roche (331 points), Millstreet (327) and Macroom (330). Bandon, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Bantry, Rathbarry, Kilbrittai­n, Ballydehob and Lisvevane.

While Macroom won a bronze medal and €400, there were mixed feelings as the Committee had hoped to retain or improve on their silver medal award from last year.

Secretary of Macroom Tidy Towns John Lyons said while there was some ‘ initial disappoint­ment’ over the bronze rather than silver medal award, they had received five more marks and an extremely positive report with plenty of constructi­ve suggestion­s for possible improvemen­ts future entries.

Here’s how your area did in this year’s Tidy Towns competitio­n. Full results including the reports of the adjudicato­rs are available online by logging onto www. tidytowns. ie.

Coolagown 339 Kiskeam 326 Sallybrook 308 Berrings 303 Knockraha 290 Lismire 259 Knocknagre­e 206 Castletown­roche 331 Kilworth 327 Kildorrery 326 Castlelyon­s 325 Banteer 317 Milford 316 Boherbue 286 Conna 264 Newtownsha­ndrum 262 for Dromahane 254 Twopothous­e 219 Castlemagn­er 200 Millstreet 327 Newmarket 292 Kanturk 279 Glanworth 275 Mitchelsto­wn 300 Charlevill­e 287 Fermoy 311

Mallow 299 Ballinadee 315 C’adrohid/Killardris­h 302 Baile Mhuirne 285 Ballinhass­ig 272 Minane Bridge 256 Cullen 215

Grenagh 297

Baile Mhic Íre 285 Clondrohid 271 Dripsey 257 Macroom 330 Inchigeela 292

Cúil Aodha 281

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaid­h 311 Aherla 284

 ??  ?? There was further success at this year’s Tidy Towns Awards for Millstreet as the town secured another Bronze Medal for its oustanding performanc­e.
There was further success at this year’s Tidy Towns Awards for Millstreet as the town secured another Bronze Medal for its oustanding performanc­e.

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