Adare has been awarded a gold medal in this year's national Tidy Towns competition
ADARE has retained its title as the tidiest village in Limerick after it secured an impressive 318 points in this years Tidy Towns competition.
Sponsored by SuperValu, the results of the national competition were announced in Dublin this afternoon, with Skerries in North County County Dublin taking the overall prize.
Birdhill was named Ireland’s tidiest village, Listowel as Ireland’s tidiest small town and Ennis as Ireland’s tidiest large urban centre.
Adare, which was awarded the County Prize, was also awarded a gold medal.
Elsewhere, Ardpatrick (314), Galbally (313), Kilmallock (308) and Newcastle West (301) were awarded bronze medals in their respective categories.
Ardpatrick was highly commended by the judges while Galbally was commended with Rockhill (232) receiving an endeavour award after its mark improved by 12.5% compared to 2015.
Limerick city centre, meanwhile, added an impressive 12 points to last year’s tally to secure 286 points this year.
Every one of the Limerick communities which took part in this year’s competition saw their points increase year-on-year while a number of communities took part this year having taken breaks from the competition.
See this week's Limerick Leader, broadsheet editions to see what the judges said about your local community - out Thursday