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Donegal County Council is holding a competition for the Best Kept Council Housing Schemes.


The competition will be run on a Municipal District basis and a substantial prize fund is available which will be awarded in the following categories according to merit:


  • Schemes of 20 houses or less
  • Schemes of between 21 and 50 houses
  • Schemes of 51 houses or more.


In order to qualify, at least 20% of all dwellings in an estate must be in the ownership of the Council (minimum of 2 dwellings apply).


Consolation prizes will also be awarded in meritorious cases.


The Council reserves the right to re-allocate prize money should insufficient entries be received for any category. The prize money must be spent for a community purpose approved by the Council. Residents of housing schemes should consult together, and if interested, form a Residents’ Committee and submit an entry form signed on their behalf by two tenants of the Scheme.


The adjudication of entries will take place in July. Marks will be awarded under the following headings:


  • Effort involved
  • Absence of litter
  • Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens
  • Colour and colour harmony
  • Condition of houses in the Scheme
  • Absence of unsightly objects
  • Special factors.


Entry forms are available from, and should be returned to, your local Public Service Centre:


Dungloe Public Services Centre, Gweedore Road, Dungloe, Co. Donegal.
Carndonagh Public Services Centre, Malin Road, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.
Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Neil T Blaney Road,  Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Donegal Public Services Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.
Housing Office, Three Rivers Centre, Station Road, Lifford,Co. Donegal.                      


Phone number (all offices): 074 91 53900.


The latest date for receipt of entry forms for the competition is Friday 21st June 2024.

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