Limerick Tidy Towns were the proud winners of the Bronze medal in 2017’s ‘Supervalu National Tidy Towns’ which took place in Dublin on Monday, September 25th.
A large number of approximately 870 towns and villages across the country entered the competition for 2017.
Limerick Tidy Towns put in their greatest efforts to keep the town looking its best. They were honoured to be going home with a Bronze medal on Monday.
Helen O’Donnell, Chairperson of Limerick City Tidy Towns, was presented with the great prize. She stated that she was “pleasantly surprised” with their nomination and their win.
“On behalf of the Committee and all our volunteers, we were delighted to accept this award today as recognition for all that we have achieved since we first formed back in 2012, and would like to thank Supervalu Tidy Towns. This is especially gratifying having come on the back of our nomination in the large town’s category of ‘Ireland’s Best Kept Towns’ earlier this year,” said O’Donnell.
“We expected that to be the highlight of the group’s achievements in 2017, so were pleasantly surprised to receive the invitation to National Awards. We are thrilled to receive this bronze model on behalf of the city, and especially all our dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past six years,” she added.
O’Donnell said they are delighted to have been recognized with this win but that the ultimate aim for the future is to achieve a gold medal and win the competition outright.
“It gives us great encouragement to have achieved this award today, which we hope will attract more volunteers to our ranks. While flagship annual events such as Team Limerick Cleanup are hugely important not just to us, but to all Limerick based Tidy Towns groups, we would love to see that enthusiasm and spirit continue throughout the year.”
O’Donnell finished her speech by explaining that she is very proud of all the volunteers that helped to make it all happen. She said she takes great pride in Limerick’s “beautiful” city and has no doubt that it’s just the beginning of a great future for the Tidy Towns in the area.
“I am very proud of all our volunteers and their dedication, most of whom have full-time jobs and do this in their spare time, and it would be great to see our numbers added to for the 2018 campaign. We take great pride in our beautiful city and hope that this is just the beginning of a great future for not just our group, but Limerick city as a whole”.
Limerick Tidy Towns have many new and rising projects for the next few years. They continue to encourage local businesses by presenting them with monthly awards for maintaining their premises.
With other very positive news for Limerick, the village of Adare was delighted to be presented with a silver award in the Tidy Towns competition.