Adare is Limerick’s tidiest town

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Martin Enright, Hilary OFarrelly, Sophie-Rose Brennan, Michael Brennan, Dolly ONeill and Joe Dwyer who Adare Tidy Towns, which won a gold medal
ADARE has retained its title as the tidiest village in Limerick after it secured an impressive 316 points in this years Tidy Towns competition.

ADARE has retained its title as the tidiest village in Limerick after it secured an impressive 316 points in this years Tidy Towns competition.

Sponsored by SuperValu, the results of the national competition were announced in Dublin this afternoon, with Letterkenny taking the overall prize.

Adare, which won the County Prize, was also awarded a gold medal.

Elsewhere, Ardpatrick (309), Galbally (308), Kilmallock (303) and Newcastle West (294) were awarded bronze medals in their respective categories.

Ardpatrick was highly commended by the judges while Galbally was commended with Abbeyfeale (251) receiving an endeavour award after its mark improved by 7.265% compared to last year.

Limerick city centre, meanwhile, added four points to last year’s tally to secure 274 this year.

Every one of the Limerick communities which took part in this year’s competition saw their points increase year-on-year with Abbeyfeale (251) and Caherdavin (244) recording the biggest year-on-year increases.

The Moyross Residents’ Forum is to receive €1,000 after it was awarded a special prize for its food waste prevention web project.

See this week’s Limerick Leader, broadsheet editions, for full coverage of the Tidy Towns results.