In the past 27 years the town has won the Best Large Town Award and also the Best Small Town Award and the gold medal is seen as just recognition of the great work done by community workers, volunteers and the great tidy towns committee.
Carrick is still up with the nation’s top five per cent.
And with the help of town council and county council this year’s target was achieved.
Local businesses must also be congratulated.
There were some magnificent floral displays outside shops and other business premises. And the committee were also able to produce their own plants and shrubs thanks to a local landowner who provided ground.
Carrickmacross Town Council congratulated the local tidy towns committee on winning a gold medal in Category D of the competition.
This is for a population from 2,500 to 5,000.
Councillors acknowledged the dedication and hard work of so many volunteers in the town.
Monaghan County Mayor Cllr Hugh McElvaney was high in his praise for the great achievement of the towns and villages in the county.
As well as Carrick taking gold, Glaslouth won a sliver medal in their category B.
And beautiful Inniskeen was the third highest ranking village in the county.
The county’s achievements were celebrated in Dublin after the awards ceremony by committee members from the various towns and villages, council officials and Acting County Manager Mr David Fallon.