#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 8°C Thursday 22 October 2020

#Tidy Towns

# tidy-towns - Saturday 17 October, 2020

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

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

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

The competition has been running since 1958.

# tidy-towns - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Tidy Towns missed six town applications due to apparent email issues

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

It’s in Co Monaghan.

# tidy-towns - Monday 24 September, 2018

This is Ireland's tidiest town

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# tidy-towns - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Quiz: Name the Tidy Towns winner

Spruce up your knowledge.

# tidy-towns - Monday 25 September, 2017

This is Ireland's tidiest town

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

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'

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

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

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

Glenealy Tidy Towns say they are delighted with the result.

# tidy-towns - Monday 28 September, 2015

This is Ireland's tidiest town...

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

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...

849 entries. Only one winner.

# tidy-towns - Monday 18 August, 2014

Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland

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

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 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...

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 This post contains videos

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

‘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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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