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Mountshannon takes gold in Tidy Towns

EAST Clare has fared out very well at this year’s Tidy Towns competition, with gold and bronze medals going to Mountshannon and Tuamgraney respectively, while Tulla received the endeavour award for the county.
Mountshannon was awarded gold in category A of the Tidy Towns competition with 311 points, just five points shy of the national winners Moynalty, County Meath.
Indeed its potential for national success was something that was pointed out by the Mountshannon’s tidy town’s adjudicator.
“If you sustain your current enthusiasm and commitment and attend to the relatively few remaining issues for attention Mountshannon has the potential to again secure the top prize,” the adjudicator commented.
Mountshannon also received a highly commended in the county awards.
Another East Clare village celebrating this week is Tuamgraney, having taken a bronze medal in category B with 304 points, seven points more than their 2012 effort. Their potential for national success was also noted in their tidy towns report. “If you sustain your current enthusiasm Tuamgraney has the potential to enter the very top echelon of the Tidy Towns Competition,” the adjudicator commented.
Meanwhile, Tulla won the endeavour award for Clare with 248, an improvement of 5.532% on last year.
Overall the towns and villages in East Clare that participated this year only saw their marks climb, with Scariff’s score up six points; Whitegate up six points; Quin up five points, O’Callaghan’s Mills up nine; and Bodyke up 11 points.  Feakle and Kilkishen returned to the Tidy Towns Competition this year, securing 242 and 191 points respectively.

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