Cork Fairs Well in 2016 Tidy Town Awards

Conor Nelligan – Heritage Officer / ‘Ireland 2016’ County Coordinator has shared the following very interesting information re Medal Winners in Cork County at the recent National Tidy Towns Competition.  (S.R.)

The results for the National Tidy Towns Competition have been recently announced and are available to view on the Tidy Towns website by clicking here. The overall winner for 2016 was Skerries in Dublin with a score of 327 but it is clearly visible that the towns and villages of County Cork are getting closer and closer to the mark, with the County this year having picked up 19 medals:

Location Score Award
Midleton 299 Bronze
Bandon 302 Bronze
Carrigaline 306 Silver
Millstreet 308 Bronze
Skibbereen 308 Bronze
Youghal 311 Silver
Castletownroche 313 Bronze
Macroom 313 Silver
Timoleague 315 Bronze
Ballydehob 316 Bronze
Bantry 316 Silver
Cobh 317 Gold
Lislevane 318 Silver
Kinsale 319 Gold
Eyeries 319 Silver
Ballincollig 321 Gold
Rathbarry 322 Gold
Coolagown 323 Gold
Rosscarbery 323 Gold
Clonakilty 324 Gold

Numerous other locations in Cork, including some of the above also won other Tidy Town Associated Awards, for example, the Pollinator Award went to Kildorrery, the Islands Award went to Bere Island and, Coolagown, Cobh, Carrigaline and Kinsale also picked up other awards.
The Tidy Towns competition values the efforts made by communities in priding their locality, and heritage is increasingly becoming a very important aspect of this. Congratulations to all of the towns and villages in County Cork.

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