The winner of the 2013 Tidy Tullamore competition was yesterday (Tuesday) revealed as Tullamore’s Whitehall estate.
The Tullamore Credit Union competition recognised businesses, streets, villages and estates in both Tullamore and the surrounding areas, with an awards ceremony in the Tullamore Court Hotel.
Villages recognised included Killeigh, Geashill and Daingean, while businesses awarded included Doyle’s Gala, The Old Harbour Bar and Eugene Kelly’s Bar. Patrick Street in Tullamore picked up the best street award on the night.
Estates awarded last Tuesday included St Brigid’s Place in Tullamore for its floral display, Clonminch Wood for its shared area and Davitt Street for its creativity. Knockowen picked up an award for most consistent maintenance, while Connolly and Kearney Park were named most improved.
Estates were awarded in four categories: mini, small, medium and large. Glenfircal won the mini estate category, with Tihilly in second place and Lann Elo in third. Ashley Court/Clonminch Avenue took the honours in the small estate category, with Kilbrook and The Elms coming in second and third respectively.
Arden Vale took first place in the medium estate category, with Meadow Court runner-up and Hophill in third place. Chancery Park took gold in the large estate category, with Eiscir Meadows/Norbury Woods and Carraig Cluain/Cill Ban in second and third place.
Geashill may have topped the list in the National TidyTowns competition this week, but it was pipped to the post for the gold village award in Tidy Tullamore 2013 by Daingean. Killeigh was awarded bronze in the category.
Meanwhile in the business category Eugene Kelly’s Bar was awarded a gold business award, while The Old Harbour Bar was given silver and Doyle’s Gala picked up bronze.