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Ennis Tidy Towns awards local efforts


THE hardwork and dedication of people who are working to make Ennis look its best has been honoured by the local Tidy Towns group. Ennis Tidy Towns annual Local Awards recently took place, with awards presented to residents for their voluntary efforts in keeping the town tidy. The usual awards night could not be held due to Covid-19, however Tidy Towns committee members visited the award winners to present them with their prizes.
Cormac McCarthy, chairman of Ennis Tidy Towns said, “Even though our local awards night could not take place this year, we had the wonderful job to go around to each of our category winners with Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council Mary Howard and present them with their awards in the winning gardens, green areas, approach roads and shrines.
“In a year that shook us all to the core it was a lovely way to end 2020. A huge congratulations to all our entrants.” Along with the overall finalists and winners, all garden entrants received a certificate of achievement in the post with Cormac adding, “Our adjudicators were so impressed with the calibre of all our entrants.”
Each winner and finalist also received a Clare Gift Card which will support local business, with Cormac urging people to spend local.
Councillor Howard commented that the standard this year “went through the roof” with so many putting time and energy into their gardens.
“Congratulations to all who participated. We had more entries than ever and the judges were hugely impressed. Keep up the good work and hopefully some normality will be restored in 2021,” she said.

Results

Best Small Garden
Winner: Martha Dillon.
Joint 2nd: Theresa Lynch
Joint 2nd: Lizzie Smith and Lisa Killeen
Joint 3rd: Don & Catherine Cullinan
Joint 3rd: Sarah Power Murphy
4th: Colm Mounsey

Best Medium Garden
Winner: Robert Moorhead
2nd: Martin & Annette Dunne
3rd: Mary Callinan
4th: Ben Arra

Best Biodiversity Garden
Winner: Maureen Mortell
2nd: Eileen Corry
3rd: Michael & Anne Burke
Joint 4th: Gerry Sexton
Joint 4th: Bridget Ginnity and Martin Knox

Best Large Garden
Winner: Jason Smith, also winner of the overall prize for Best Garden
2nd: Teresa Bradley
3rd: David James Coley

Private Estate 0-40 Houses
Winner: The Green

Local Authority Estate 0-40 Houses
Winner: Dalcassian Park

Local Authority Estate 41+ houses
Winner: Marian Avenue

Private estate 41+ houses
Winner: Gallows Hill/Collins Park also winner of the overall Green Area of the Year award

Best Kept Shrine 2020
Winner: McHughs Villas

Best approach road 2020
Winner: Francis Street.

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