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#Tidy Towns

# tidy-towns - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Opinion: 'The litter-picker was in the post. I was snookered'

Feb 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 39,464 Views 33 Comments

Rory McNab shares his newfound love of collecting litter along Dublin’s Grand Canal, which has provided an unexpected pick-me-up in lockdown.

# tidy-towns - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Funding of €1 million to help Tidy Towns groups prepare for 2021 competition
# Competition
# Competition

Funding of €1 million to help Tidy Towns groups prepare for 2021 competition

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 6,343 Views 1 Comment

There are 987 eligible groups registered across the country

# tidy-towns - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'Long gone is just picking up litter. It's much bigger than that': TidyTowns helps bolster community spirit during Covid-19
# Community Spirit
# Community Spirit

'Long gone is just picking up litter. It's much bigger than that': TidyTowns helps bolster community spirit during Covid-19

Dec 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 11,050 Views 3 Comments

Tidy Towns committees around the country have been still been working all year, despite the cancellation of the competition for 2020.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

'I would have been lost without it': Older volunteers say Tidy Towns has been a lifeline during lockdown

Oct 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,349 Views 14 Comments

Volunteers said the amount of litter has been “particularly bad” during the pandemic.

# tidy-towns - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled

May 20th 2020, 4:40 PM 7,249 Views 5 Comments

The annual competition was one of the many events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Tidy Towns competition cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Tidy Towns competition cancelled due to the Covid-19 emergency

Apr 21st 2020, 5:56 PM 10,215 Views 14 Comments

The competition has been running since 1958.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Tidy Towns missed six town applications due to apparent email issues
# Not Received
# Not Received

Tidy Towns missed six town applications due to apparent email issues

Oct 8th 2019, 8:32 AM 15,840 Views 20 Comments

The email entries were not received by the Department of Community and Rural Development.

# tidy-towns - Monday 30 September, 2019

The tidiest town in Ireland has been revealed
# Environment
# Environment

The tidiest town in Ireland has been revealed

Sep 30th 2019, 1:52 PM 45,874 Views 27 Comments

It’s in Co Monaghan.

# tidy-towns - Monday 24 September, 2018

This is Ireland's tidiest town
# Kerry Gold
# Kerry Gold

This is Ireland's tidiest town

Sep 24th 2018, 1:08 PM 38,259 Views 11 Comments

Listowel picked up the prestigious award this afternoon.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 21 July, 2018

"It's magic": what this Tidy Towns judge has learned after almost four decades in the business
# Tricks Of The Trade
# Tricks Of The Trade

"It's magic": what this Tidy Towns judge has learned after almost four decades in the business

Jul 21st 2018, 6:00 PM 9,980 Views 10 Comments

We spoke to Ann O’Leary, who has been judging Tidy Towns for 38 years, ahead of this year’s competition.

# tidy-towns - Sunday 1 July, 2018

How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title
# Birdhill
# Birdhill

How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title

Jul 1st 2018, 8:00 PM 14,245 Views 3 Comments

Birdhill became national winners last year as well as earning the tidiest village award for a consecutive year after 2016.

# tidy-towns - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'
# New Rules
# New Rules

Galway clean-up groups say they're concerned about 'which roads they'll be allowed to clean'

Jun 10th 2018, 9:15 AM 19,953 Views 25 Comments

Voluntary groups are not permitted to work on roads with traffic volumes greater than 1000 vehicles per day.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town
# The Last Straw
# The Last Straw

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

May 8th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,719 Views 34 Comments

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Tidy Towns groups across the country are asking campaigners not to put up posters
# Campaigning
# Campaigning

Tidy Towns groups across the country are asking campaigners not to put up posters

Apr 21st 2018, 7:30 AM 13,908 Views 162 Comments

This might be why some posters are missing in your town.

# tidy-towns - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town
# Best In Show
# Best In Show

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:45 PM 50,954 Views 45 Comments

The runners up were Roscommon and last year’s winner Kildare.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Quiz: Name the Tidy Towns winner
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Name the Tidy Towns winner

Sep 30th 2017, 8:00 PM 25,682 Views 8 Comments

Spruce up your knowledge.

# tidy-towns - Monday 25 September, 2017

This is Ireland's tidiest town
# Premier League
# Premier League

This is Ireland's tidiest town

Sep 25th 2017, 1:33 PM 47,880 Views 37 Comments

The town in the west of Tipperary picked up the prestigious award this afternoon.

# tidy-towns - Friday 7 July, 2017

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

This Cork village claims it could raise €19,000 per day if it fines everyone who litters

Jul 7th 2017, 6:25 AM 22,704 Views 19 Comments

Glounthaune village sees 130 littering offences every day.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'It's not just about tidiness, it gives you a network and set of friends'
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

'It's not just about tidiness, it gives you a network and set of friends'

May 27th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,370 Views 1 Comment

Members of the Wexford Tidy Towns committee travelled to Tidy Towns winner Skerries as part of the Journal Journeys competition.

# tidy-towns - Monday 26 September, 2016

This is Ireland's tidiest town
# So Fresh And So Clean
# So Fresh And So Clean

This is Ireland's tidiest town

Sep 26th 2016, 1:31 PM 34,381 Views 35 Comments

Minister for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring said Skerries was a “worthy winner”.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland
# Team Effort
# Team Effort

These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland

Jun 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 49,852 Views 24 Comments

The winners of the all-Ireland competition were announced today.

# tidy-towns - Monday 1 February, 2016

Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election
# Not In Our Town
# Not In Our Town

Wicklow village convinces politicians to keep the place a poster-free zone during the election

Feb 1st 2016, 7:57 PM 19,425 Views 42 Comments

Glenealy Tidy Towns say they are delighted with the result.

# tidy-towns - Monday 28 September, 2015

This is Ireland's tidiest town...
# Bang Tidy
# Bang Tidy

This is Ireland's tidiest town...

Sep 28th 2015, 1:30 PM 30,137 Views 35 Comments

Letterkenny has won for the first time at its 57th try.

# tidy-towns - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,767 Views 13 Comments

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# tidy-towns - Monday 8 September, 2014

And the tidiest town in Ireland is...
# Drumroll Please
# Drumroll Please

And the tidiest town in Ireland is...

Sep 8th 2014, 12:58 PM 31,467 Views 21 Comments

849 entries. Only one winner.

# tidy-towns - Monday 18 August, 2014

Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland
# Litterbugs
# Litterbugs

Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland

Aug 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 16,697 Views 86 Comments

The good news is that 75% of towns and cities were found to be as clean or cleaner than European counterparts.

# tidy-towns - Friday 1 November, 2013

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community
# Sligo
# Sligo

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community

Nov 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,505 Views 13 Comments

An art-deco building that was closed in 2009 will be licensed to local community groups.

# tidy-towns - Friday 11 October, 2013

Love/Hate blamed for decapitated ducks
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Love/Hate blamed for decapitated ducks

Oct 11th 2013, 12:30 PM 28,502 Views 241 Comments

Animal Rights group ARAN is willing to offer a reward of €1500 if someone comes forward with information that leads to a conviction.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...
# Competition
# Competition

Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...

Jul 2nd 2013, 2:15 PM 28,154 Views 38 Comments

Here’s a hint: It’s also the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town, announced earlier today.

# tidy-towns - Sunday 7 April, 2013

You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?
# An Tóstal
# An Tóstal

You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?

Apr 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,421 Views 37 Comments

‘An Tóstal’ was organised in 1953 to encourage visitors to come to Ireland outside of the normal tourist season. And it gave us the Rose of Tralee.

# tidy-towns - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Do you live in Ireland's tidiest town?
# Supervalu Tidytowns
# Supervalu Tidytowns

Do you live in Ireland's tidiest town?

Mar 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,612 Views 39 Comments

The Minister for the Environment officially launched the competition, saying that it is important to present Ireland “in the best possible light”.

# tidy-towns - Monday 7 January, 2013

IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
# THE Rankings
# THE Rankings

IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?

Jan 7th 2013, 4:07 PM 18,301 Views 45 Comments

Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?

Kilkenny named Ireland's cleanest town for 2012
# Litter
# Litter

Kilkenny named Ireland's cleanest town for 2012

Jan 7th 2013, 3:58 PM 5,750 Views 17 Comments

The Marble City pips Cavan and Killarney to be named Ireland’s cleanest by Irish Business Against Litter.

80% of Irish towns 'as clean' as European average
# Litter
# Litter

80% of Irish towns 'as clean' as European average

Jan 7th 2013, 7:37 AM 4,296 Views 30 Comments

More than 80 per cent of Irish towns are clean or cleaner than the European average – but Dublin’s north inner city has been branded a blackspot.

# tidy-towns - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition
# Paint Job
# Paint Job

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition

Jun 28th 2012, 2:50 PM 6,593 Views 9 Comments

What would you do with Ireland’s ghost estates?

# tidy-towns - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness
# Litter
# Litter

Green light given to most third level colleges graded on litter and cleanliness

Apr 25th 2012, 2:26 PM 4,360 Views 9 Comments

Just one third-level campus has been marked as “heavily littered” following the IBAL survey.

# tidy-towns - Monday 9 January, 2012

Update: And the winner of the cleanest town in Ireland is…
# Litter
# Litter

Update: And the winner of the cleanest town in Ireland is…

Jan 9th 2012, 1:35 PM 9,040 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Business Against Litter group has named the outright winner among Ireland’s tidiest towns – and delivered some bad news for Dublin and Cork.

# tidy-towns - Monday 5 September, 2011

Killarney crowned Ireland's tidiest town
# Killarney
# Killarney

Killarney crowned Ireland's tidiest town

Sep 5th 2011, 3:10 PM 1,541 Views 10 Comments

The Co Kerry town has picked up two prizes for cleanliness in the past week.

# tidy-towns - Monday 13 September, 2010

Scrub up for a trip to Ireland's least tidy towns
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

Scrub up for a trip to Ireland's least tidy towns

Sep 13th 2010, 5:09 PM 827 Views 0 Comments

New entrants from Limerick and Monaghan score lowest in the Tidy Towns – but popular tourist spot Bunratty is only just better.