The Crowne Plaza hotel in Dundalk was packed to capacity when Tidy Towns groups and Residents Associations from throughout the county were in attendance to hear the results of the 2013 Louth Looking Good Awards. They came inhuge numbers from the border to the Boyne to hear tributes from Cllr. Declan Breathnach Chairman of Louth County Council and Louth County Manager Philomena Poole who was fulsome in her praise for the work being carried out by the voluntary sector.
Louth Tidy Towns Together assumed responsibility for the organisation of this critical community environment programme, for the second time, this year and would like to thank the following organisations/individuals, without whose assistance the Competition could not have gone ahead:
Louth Leader Partnership - for financial assistance to organise the Louth Looking Good Campaign this year, as well as for the financial assistance and support provided to Tidy Towns groups throughout the year in implementing work programmes.
Louth County Council - Elected members for their financial support and general interest in Tidy Towns activity and Council Staff for their ongoing advice and guidance throughout the year and, in particular, in the organisation of this campaign which is a first for our Network.
Indaver - our Lead Sponsor whose generous financial contribution has made it possible to offer prizes in the Village Category of the campaign.
Sponsors - Louth Leader Partnership, Indaver, McCabes Plant, Callan Construction Ltd., Bayview Ltd., Oxigen Environmental, Matthews Coach Hire & Rehab Glassco, whose support has made such a difference to the manner in which we can acknowledge hardworking volunteers throughout the county.
Councillors - Liam Reilly, Ken O’Heiligh, Deputy Gerald Nash and former Councillor Thomas Clare who sponsored Perpetual Trophies for each of the four housing estate categories in the Awards.
The Adjudicators - who had the exceptionally difficult task of selecting winners in this competition. Their dedication to the job ensures that a most comprehensive adjudication is carried out.
Community Groups throughout the County - for their utmost dedication and hard work during the last year in ensuring another successful Environmental Campaign in County Louth.
Tommy Reilly - former Cllr. who, on his retirement from Louth County Council, sponsored the perpetual award for the Overall Winner of the Louth Looking Good Awards.
Nicholas McCabe - former Councillor Nicholas McCabe who sponsored the perpetual crystal award for the Best Overall Housing Estate in the county.
Local Media - for their continued excellent coverage of all aspects of our campaign.
Crowne Plaza Hotel - for making their superb facility available for the awards function and helping us showcase all that is good about our environmental campaign.
CE Schemes throughout the County - who are instrumental in bringing about improved environmental presentation in so many of our towns and villages.