Dundalk Looking Good as Communities and Residents Celebrate its Community Spirit
Dundalk and its residents were certainly looking good as the annual celebration of dedication and community spirit among residents groups, volunteers and the business community in Dundalk took place in the Táin Theatre on Thursday 20th October 2018. Dundalk Looking Good is one of the highlights of the Council’s calendar and is a fitting event to reward all those who work tirelessly to make Dundalk the best it can possibly be. Prizes were given out on the night to many categories including housing estates, best gardens, hospitality and business premises.
Cllr. Liam Reilly, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, warmly praised all those who took part in the competition this year and championed the value of volunteerism which contributes to make Dundalk a great place. He also acknowledged the contribution of the Tidy Towns committee in particular, as he understands the challenges they face and the amount of time they put in, from his work as a volunteer in Dromiskin. His final acknowledgement was of Dundalk’s achievement in winning its eleventh Gold Medal Award in the National Tidy Towns Competition and their recent positive improvement in the Irish Business Against Litter competition.
Cllr. Conor Keelan, Cathaoirleach of Municipal District of Dundalk, spoke warmly of all those whose efforts make Dundalk a better place in which to live, work and visit. He was equally praising of local residents who help to transform their areas and of the business community who add great colour to the main streets with their floral displays. He also acknowledged the continued support of the sponsor REA Gunne Property who have been involved in the awards for over decade.
A number of prizes were given out to representatives of winning local estates which included Carroll Mead, Cooley Park and Ard Easmuinn. Excitement was palpable at the Táin Theatre when John & Geraldine Conachy won first place in the Best Overall Garden category for their colourful garden at Greenacres. Other prize winning garden awards went to Paddy Myers of Castletown Garden and Margaret & Darren Dowling of Lios Dubh.
This year’s Best Presented Hospitality Award went to the outstanding Rosemount Guest House on the Dublin Road, who are also previous winners of this category. Their beautiful grounds are admired by both locals and their guests who stay in these fabulous premises.
Representatives of Quinn’s Funeral Home on Bridge Street were delighted to win the Best Business Premises category which was richly deserved for the great effort which they put in every year. They have won this category previously but continue to maintain their premises to a very high standard. The beautiful hanging baskets and flower displays greatly enhance this area.
The Adjudicators Award went to Mullaharlin Park who are worthy winners of this category. This award meant a great deal to the local residents and is a great reward to residents of this estate for all their hard work over the last number of years.
Castletown Gardens Dundalk, winners of
Dundalk Looking Good 2018
Louth County Council is pleased to invite nominations for its annual environment competition Dundalk Looking Good (formerly Improve our Town)
Judging will take place over the summer months with the official Prize Giving Ceremony in the autumn.
Nominations must be returned to the Social & Community Section, Louth County Council, County Hall, Dundalk, Co Louth or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27th July 2018.
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