Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs congratulating Kilrush on being named Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town said today (Monday) that the award reflects the community spirit which is at its best in the town of Kilrush.
“I am delighted to see the hard work of the people of Kilrush recognised by this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. The entire community deserves a huge of amount of credit for their endeavour and commitment to the cause of keeping the town so well. Particular credit must go to the Tidy Towns Committee and their team of volunteers whose tireless work over the past number of years has culminated in this achievement.
Congratulations are also due to the other winners. Ennis also won a Gold Medal. Mountshannon won a Silver Medal and my own Parish of Ballynacally secured a Bronze Medal together with Kilkee, and Tuamgraney. Newmarket on Fergus won the Midwest Endeavour Award and Ennis was named the overall winner of the Gum Litter Taskforce Award for Large Towns.
Success in the Tidy Towns Competition does not come easy and it requires a year round commitment for the people involved. Right across this County, Tidy Towns Committees deserve great credit for their endeavour and commitment to the cause of keeping their towns and villages looking so well. The work of these groups is also crucial to the tourism potential of this County, as it ensures our towns and villages look their best for visitors. We want tourists to leave with a really good impression of our County come away from our clean, well maintained towns and villages, recommending these places to their friends and family as pleasurable places to visit.
The Tidy Towns competition is a wonderful example of community co-operation in action and well done to all involved in this year’s success and I have no doubt that further success will come to Clare in the future.