4 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Jubilation, celebration and congratulation were general throughout Co Monaghan this week following the announcement on Monday that the North Monaghan village of Glaslough had been chosen as the overall winner of the national Tidy Towns competition for 2019. Glaslough was adjudged the best of a record 918 entries for this year’s SuperValu-sponsored competition and also received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Village for the second year in a row. The village, which previously won the national title in 1978, was awarded 346 marks by the adjudicators, one more than Blackrock, Co Louth which was conferred with the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. Glaslough’s success has been hailed as a major fillip for the developing tourism industry in Co Monaghan. The village is already a key focus for tourism initiatives thanks to the presence of the Castle Leslie Estate, which earned a global profile in 2002 when it was the venue for the wedding of ex-Beatle ….

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