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Humans have occupied Ireland for the past 10,000 years, leaving us with a rich legacy of archaeological monuments and landscapes. We work to conserve this unique archaeological heritage.

Tidy Towns Awards 2014 Announced

The national SuperValu TidyTowns competition is an annual competition organised by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government with the support of the main sponsor SuperValu and many other agencies.

The competition involves participating areas being rated on all aspects of their local environment and prizes awarded to the best under many different categories. The overall winner is "Ireland's Tidiest Town". which is announced at a national ceremony in September each year.

 With progress monitored and detailed feedback provided year on year, most participants initially enter the competition to generate interest about the environment in their community and create a solid platform on which to raise issues with the relevant authorities. Over time, the areas attain a standard where competing for major prizes is within reach. As such it is very much a development programme as much as a competition.

The 2014 awards were announced on 8th September.  

The "Heritage Award" which we sponsor was won jointly by Lismore Tidy Towns Committee for Stone Depots and Buncrana Tidy Towns Initiative for the Buncrana Heritage Trail. 


View the winners here