Louth cleans up in National Tidy Towns

Gene Yore

Reporter:

Gene Yore

Louth cleans up in National Tidy Towns

The Blackrock Tidy Towns Committee

Four gold medals and two national awards, that was the haul for towns and villages in Louth on Monday when the National Tidy Towns results were announced.
Dundalk retained its gold medal status.
Blackrock and Tallanstown regained their gold medals.
Dromiskin won the National Youth Award and Blackrock won the National Waste Minimisation Award.
The awards for Dromiskin and Blackrock are a magnificent achievement as there were a total of 859 entries this year.
Larry Magnier, chairman Blackrock Tidy Towns, said the waste minimisation award reflects the great work achieved in Blackrock over the past few years.
“Blackrock won this ward two years ago,” Mr Magnier said.
“It recognises what we have done on energy usage, transport, water conservation.
“Blackrock won it on an amalgamation of these and has been building a national reputation on its development of environmental management.”
Blackrock and Haggardstown schools as well as the whole community have played their part in this great achievement.
Drogheda also retained its gold medal this year, so as well as four golds, Ardee and Knockbridge won bronze medals.
Tallanstown had top marks in the county.
Blackrock was second. Knockbridge was third.
The same finishing line as last year.
Congratulations to all.