SuperValu TidyTowns: Glaslough, Co. Monaghan wins top prize

Martin Kelleher of SuperValu with Michael Ring TD and representatives from Blackrock, Co. Louth, TidyTowns committee

The town of Glaslough, Co. Monaghan has been named overall winner of the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition, now in its seventh decade.



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1 October 2019

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Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019 at a special ceremony at The Helix in Dublin, attended by Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, and Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu – the competition’s sponsor for the 28th year.

Glaslough was judged to be the best from a record number of 918 entries to the competition this year, and also claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other winners included Blackrock, Co. Louth, which received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. Westport, Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Ennis, Co Clare. was declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring said it is a fantastic achievement for the people of Glaslough. “Glaslough first entered the SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 1966,” said the Minister, “which is proof of the great passion and pride in their community. They have been consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local, regional and European level, and today, all that commitment and dedication has paid off.”

At the event, Minister Ring also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country to assist them in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages. This is the third year in a row that Minister Ring has allocated this funding to support the work of the TidyTowns Committees.

The Minister also paid tribute to SuperValu, now in its 28th year as sponsor. “SuperValu has shown fantastic support for the competition,” he said, “not only through financial sponsorship but also through the support provided to local TidyTowns groups by their network of local retailers.”

Full details of all this year’s winners are available at and at



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