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27/09/2017 - Cathaoirleach congratulates all the Tidy Town Competition Entries


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Cathaoirleach, Cllr Gerry McMonagle


Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle has congratulated all the towns and villages in Co. Donegal who participated in this year’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition.


41 towns and villages across Donegal entered the 2017 competition and Cllr McMonagle believes that the hard work and commitment of all involved in the competition needs to be highly commended.


“In 2017 Donegal County Council increased our commitment to Tidy Town committees and initiatives threefold to €75,000 when an additional €50,000 was allocated in this year’s budget” says Cllr. McMonagle.


“This clearly illustrates our commitment to our communities and our desire to support the wonderful work done by volunteers across Donegal.  The Councils Litter management team also works day in day out with communities to tackle litter and illegal dumping and we have been particularly successful in this area over the last number of years.  We have thousands of community volunteers working with us to keep our towns and villages and indeed our rural areas clean and litter free and I think it is really important that the work of these unsung heros is acknowledged and recognised.”


“I am delighted to see that Danny Martin from Raphoe Tidy Towns Committee has been awarded the Community Hero award in this year’s competition and I would like to congratulate all those Tidy Town Committees who received medals and awards including my own town of Letterkenny.  But I would also like to congratulate all those other Tidy Town Committees who entered this competition.  It is no easy task entering this competition.  It requires a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone in the community and in particular from those on the committees.  I would encourage all committees to continue to enter this prestigious competition and we in the Council are here to support and help in any way we can.”


In the 2017 Tidy Towns Competition Buncrana received a coveted Gold medal award while Malin and Glenties were Silver medal winners. 


Letterkenny received the County Award while Malin and Buncrana were highly commended and commended respectively in this category.


Buncrana Tidy Towns Initiative received the Local Authority Pollinator Award for their outstanding work in this area while Carrigart was a joint winner of the Gaeltacht award.


Find out more about the results of the 2017 Tidy Towns Competition here.




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