9 September 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Aaron Mc Nicholas
Glaslough has been named the County Monaghan winner in the 2011 National Tidy Towns Competition.
The picturesque North Monaghan village has repeatedly been a contender in the competition and claimed the National Title in 1978. This year it was awarded 294 marks out of 400, scoring particularly well in areas such as Overall Development Approach and Built Environment. The village will receive an award of €1,000.
 The Tidy Towns’ adjudicator commented that Glaslough was
“delight to explore” and remarked that the works at the Caledon/Emyvale junction are first class.
Trevor Cunningham, Chairman of Glaslough Tidy Towns Committee, said that he was very pleased that the village held on to its title. He thanked all the local people who had contributed and the FÁS workers, who he described as very hands-on. He brought up the new biodiversity garden and improvements in the wetlands area as factors contributing to Glaslough’s success.
 Carrickmacross was placed in the Highly Commended category, racking up 293 marks and an award of €800. Rockcorry was also commended with 271 marks and an award of €500.
Finally, Greenan’s Cross, Newbliss received an Endeavour Award of €500 with 181 marks.

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