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Gold for Ennis and Kilrush in Tidy Towns

Both Ennis and Kilrush came agonisingly close to winning the national title in the National Tidy Towns competitions, the results of which were announced today (Monday).

Ennis (321) and Kilrush (320) have both been awarded Gold Medals, finishing just 2 and 3 marks respectively off the overall competition winner, Letterkenny (323).

Mountshannon won Silver and there were Bronze Medals for Ballynacally, Kilkee, Tuamgraney and Quin. Clarecastle won an Endeavour Award, while Ennis, Kilrush and Mountshannon claimed the County Awards.

Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, James Breen said, “Regardless of whether or not they have received an award in the national competition, each of Clare’s other Tidy Towns participants are already winners for the huge positive contribution they have made to their localities.”

Chairperson of Ennis Tidy Towns Committee, Josephine Cotter Coughlan, stated, “We are delighted with our result this year and to have achieved an increase of seven marks on our 2014 score. The fact that Ennis finished just two points behind the overall winner is a fantastic achievement for everyone concerned.”

Murt Collins, vice-chairperson of Kilrush Tidy Towns Committee, said the Gold Medal award serves as a “significant boost” for the town following on from its success in the International Entente Florale competition last week.

County Clare results:

Ballynacally 312

Ballyvaughan 306

Barefield 248

Bodyke 232

Boston 201

Bridgetown 273

Bunratty 231

Carrigaholt 259

Clarecastle 282

Connolly 247

Cooraclare 265

Corofin 277

Cranny 272

Doolin 206

Doonbeg 296

Ennis 321

Ennistymon 271

Feakle 252

Kildysart 288

Kilkee 307

Kilkishen 208

Killimer 272

Kilmihil 271

Kilmurry 200

Kilrush 320

Labasheeda 297

Lissycasey 282

Miltown Malbay 231

Mountshannon 315

Mullagh 237

Newmarket-on-Fergus 292

O’Brien’s Bridge 219

O’Callaghan’s Mills 236

Quin 306

Ruan 299

Scariff 259

Shannon 291

Sixmilebridge 295

Tuamgraney 309

Tulla 262

Whitegate 245

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