Congratulations to Skerries, Ireland’s Tidiest Town

September 26, 2016 0

Skerries has won the overall title in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Facing stiff competition from 858 other towns and villages all over Ireland, Skerries was announced as the overall winner of the 2016 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition at a special ceremony today in DCU.  Congratulating Skerries on its award, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “Fingal County Council is delighted that Skerries has won the overall National Tidy Towns award. This is a great tribute to the people of Skerries for their diligence and hard work over the years. The competition standards are very high and to achieve the top award is a fantastic achievement for all. I would also like to complement the excellent contribution of our own Operations staff who work every day to keep Fingal clean and tidy”.

tidy_towns_2016Mayor of Fingal Cllr Darragh Butler speaking about the award said: “Skerries has a long and proud tradition in the competition, first entering in 1959, one year after the beginning of the Tidy Towns. Last year Skerries won Dublin’s tidiest town and were overall runners up, so this award has been a long time coming but I’m delighted for all involved and for the people of Skerries.”

Director of the Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Ethna Felten said: “We congratulate the town of Skerries and its Tidy Town Committee and volunteers who do such a great job all year long in all kinds of weather. We look forward to our continued working relationship with this dedicated and highly enthusiastic group of volunteers and we heartily congratulate Skerries on winning this award.”

Fingal County Council works closely with all Tidy Town Committees in the county and we acknowledge the hard work and effort of all the volunteers which has been reflected by the improving year on year scores achieved by other Fingal entries.

You can view the 2016 results booklet here

Brendan Ryan TD  Congratulates Skerries

brendan_ryan_tdBrendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal and Skerries resident, has offered his whole hearted congratulations to Skerries on winning the National tidy Towns Award. Ryan “Skerries has been knocking on the door of this prize for a number of years now and I am delighted the town has finally got the recognition as the country’s tidiest town. This is a testament to the years and years of dedication and hard work from the Skerries Tidy Town group and all its volunteers. They are a cornerstone of the Skerries community and their work is central to keeping the town of Skerries so clean and beautiful. This is a very proud day for all of Fingal and County Dublin”

Alan Farrell TD Congratulates Skerries

Alan Farrell TDFine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has extended his congratulations to the Tidy Towns organisation in Skerries on winning the 2016 Tidy Towns competition.

“I am pleased that Skerries has been named the tidiest town in Ireland for 2016. This award is testament to the hard work of everyone involved in the Tidy Towns organisation in Skerries, and will be a boost to the local community in terms of further showcasing the town as a great tourist destination.

“The work undertaken by the Tidy Towns organisations in communities throughout the North County takes dedication and commitment from everyone involved and they certainly deserve to have their hard-work recognised.

“It is great to see that Skerries was not alone in ensuring Dublin Fingal was well represented for the work done by the volunteers in our community. Malahide was awarded a gold medal in the Tidy Town competition while Lusk won a bronze medal.

“Furthermore, Portmarnock, Swords, Balbriggan, Ballyboughal and Balrothery also participated in the Tidy Towns competition, and I would like to commend all of those involved and thank them for their hard-work in the upkeep of our towns and villages.

“The work volunteers in our local Tidy Towns organisations undertake benefits not only our community but also our local economy through making the towns and the villages of the North County more enjoyable for local residents to relax in, and more attractive destinations for tourists to visit.

“The results of the 2016 Tidy Towns competition were very positive for the North County, and I am sure our local towns and villages will have more success in the years to come thanks to the hard-work of every individual involved.”