Dundalk, Blackrock, and former national winner Tallanstown, along with Drogheda, have been awarded gold medals in the national tidy Towns competition. The awards were announced by Environmental Minister Phil Hogan yesterday, Monday.
Dundalk is one of the most successful of the country’s large towns winning a gold medal for the past six years.
Blackrock is now up there with the best and Tallanstown also took gold.
Dundalk’s use of Facebook and Twitter and their website was highly praised, as was the big screen at the Market Square.
Blackrock’s new Three Year Village Plan came in for praise, as well as the interpretive panel, detailing the heritage of Blackrock together with the seashore board and a map that gives the visitor a good overview of Blackrock village and its amenities.
Tallanstown also took a gold medal, Knockbridge retained its silver, and Ardee its bronze.
Dromiskin won the regional Bring Bank award.
The judges said that once again it was a pleasure to visit Tallanstown. The village landscaping has a very colourful theme. The many floral displays and the houses provide superb colour with window boxes. As well as winning the Brink Bank award, Dromiskin was congratulated on its Wildlife and Biodiversity Plan.