MONAGHAN HAS MANY HIGH ACHIEVERS AS NATIONAL TIDY TOWNS RESULTS ANNOUNCED

18 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Co Monaghan had much to celebrate when the results of the 2021 national Tidy Towns competition were announced by Cavan/Monaghan TD and Government Minister Heather Humphreys on Monday last. The North Monaghan village of Glaslough might have handed over its national crown to Ennis in Co Clare, but the Tidy Towns committee there was celebrating its achievement as inaugural winners of the national Young Persons in Tidy Towns Awards.

Glaslough also took the top award in the Northwest and West category and retained its county title status, joining Carrickmacross as Gold Medal winners for its tally of points from the adjudicators. Monaghan Town took a Silver Medal and a county commendation. Carrickmacross won the Most Innovative Project Award and a county Highly Commended designation, while Smithboro was the Co Monaghan Endeavour Award winner.

The national awards announcement was made at a scaled-back event held on Monday in Dublin’s RDS, although the attendance of a small number of representatives from the contestants was facilitated. The event was also livestreamed. Minister Humphreys announced that €1.5 million in grant aid was being made available for over 1,000 Tidy Towns groups nationwide. The Minister praised the important community role played by Tidy Towns volunteers throughout…

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