Annacotty wins Limerick Going for Gold competition

Members of the Annacotty Tidy Town committee celebrate winning the Limerick Going foe Gold competition with Mayor Kathleen Leddin and Gerry Boland, trustee of the JP McManus charitable foundation[Picture: Adrian Butler]
Annacotty has won the €15,000 top prize after it was selected as the overall winner of this year’s Limerick Going for Gold Competition.

Annacotty has won the €15,000 top prize after it was selected as the overall winner of this year’s Limerick Going for Gold Competition.

More than 20 communities from across the city and its environs took part in the competition, which is supported by the JP McManus charitable foundation.

The results of the main competition were compiled through a combination of the national Tidy Towns results, which were announced last week and the marks of the local panel of judges.

The results, which were announced this afternoon at the Strand Hotel, saw Caherdavin take second place second while Janesboro came third.

The South Limerick City Residents Association won the Community Challenge category while there were individual merit awards for Sean Flanagan, Kevin O’Dwyer, Sean Gibbons, George Gleeson, Stephen Cleary and Smith Gautam.

Gerry and Teresa Ryan from Greenfields won the prize for the most beautiful garden which was sponsored by the Parkway Shopping Centre.

For full report and pictures, see tomorrow’s Limerick Leader, print edition