Tallanstown, County Louth has been awarded the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2010. This is the first time that the Louth village has secured the title although it has been consistently a strong contender in recent years and has won many county and medal awards.
Tallanstown was chosen from 764 competitors in this year’s National TidyTowns Competition and also claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other winners included Lismore, County Waterford which received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town; Killarney, County Kerry which received the Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town award; and Kilkenny was named Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
The winner of the SuperValu TidyTowns Schools Award was Ardee Educate Together NS, Ardee, County Louth. A new Smarter Travel Award, sponsored by the Department of Transport, was won by the TidyTowns Committee in Ballymun, Dublin 9 and The Repak sponsored Best Bring Bank National Award was taken by Kill, County Kildare.
The Tidy Towns competition is organised by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and sponsored by SuperValu. SuperValu has sponsored the National TidyTowns competition since 1992.