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WICK­LOW TIDY Towns are the toast of the county af­ter fin­ish­ing first in the Gar­den County leader-board and achiev­ing their first-ever Gold medal. The marks for Wick­low town in­creased all cat­e­gories in this year’s Tidy Towns com­pe­ti­tion. The judges re­served par­tic­u­lar praise for a num­ber of ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing the in­volve­ment of vol­un­teers from the Di­rect Pro­vi­sion Cen­tre in the Grand Ho­tel.

The judges also heaped praise on the mu­ral pro­ject un­der­taken in the Abbey Street carpark. It was de­scribed as ‘ed­u­ca­tional, in­for­ma­tive, and an at­trac­tive splash of colour’ in the judges re­port.

The ar­chae­o­log­i­cal study car­ried out on the Black Cas­tle was de­scribed as ‘fas­ci­nat­ing’ and the split lev­els of The Mall were recog­nised as a ‘beau­ti­ful char­ac­ter­is­tic’ of Wick­low town.

It was the first time Tidy Towns judges had vis­ited the Abbey Grounds and they were suit­ably im­pressed. The Tidy Towns or­chard gar­den pro­ject was com­mended. One ad­ju­di­ca­tor stated that their favourite part of the town was Bach­e­lors Walk, along with its thought­fully planted flower beds.

Now Wick­low Tidy Towns have a num­ber of projects lined up for the near-fu­ture as they en­deav­our to con­tinue their up­ward spi­ral in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

Wick­low Tidy Towns Chair­per­son, An­drew Law­less, said the group were thrilled with their suc­cess.

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