Litter control & cleansing

Tidy Districts Awards 2018

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
dlr County

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced Dalkey Tidy Towns as the overall winner of the 2018 Tidy Districts Competition at their Annual Awards ceremony held on Wednesday 12th September.

Dalkey Tidy Towns were recognised for their cleanliness, initiatives supporting and protecting wildlife and their efforts to foster good community spirit. Great leadership and teamwork went in to maintaining and upkeeping their town and the surrounding area, by working closely with the County Council, local schools, businesses and fellow resident associations.

Judging takes place during July with participating communities visited twice. Community Groups are judged on the appearance of their area, efforts to promote community spirit, efforts to work in partnership with the wider community and protect their local wildlife.

This is the 26th Tidy Districts Awards with over 100 people representing 36 local community groups. Twenty two residential category prizes have been awarded to groups throughout the County.  Residents Associations and Tidy Towns Groups between them received award money to the sum of €6,500.00.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Ossian Smyth said “It is heart-warming to see so many groups and individuals taking an interest in their local environment. Their clean-ups reduce the risk of litter finding its way into our oceans whilst efforts to support local wildlife by changing planting and spraying practices demonstrate a deeper connection to our planet.” 

“The Tidy Districts Competition provides the Council with the opportunity to formally recognise and reward the hard working residents’ associations and tidy towns groups in the County who take responsibility for, and take an active interest in, their own local environments. Going forward we will look to provide communities with the skills and knowledge to adapt to and mitigate against the challenges posed by Climate Change.” says Dean Eaton, Acting Environmental Awareness Officer, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Further information/media interviews and/or photo opportunities of the winning groups can be arranged on site by contacting the Environment Department of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at 01–2054344.


List of Prize Winners:

Best Housing Estate 5-100 houses

                Winner – Richmond Park Tidy Districts Association Runner-up – Kill Abbey Residents Association


Best Housing Estate 101-200 houses

                Winner – Seafield Residents Association Runner-up – Patrician Residents Association


Best Housing Estate 201-500 houses

Winner – Ardagh Residents Association

Runner-up – Ludford Area Residents Association


Best Housing Estate > 500 houses

Winner – Broadford Residents Association


Best Estate Management < 250 houses

Winner – Glasthule Building Estate Management Forum Runner-up - Kilcross Estate Management


Best Estate Management > 250 houses

Winner – Shanganagh Estate Management Forum


Best Town/Village Population <3000

Winner – Cabinteely Tidy Towns

Runner-up - Foxrock Tidy Towns


Best Town/Village Population >3000

Winner – Dalkey Tidy Towns


Most Improved Housing Estate

Holywell Residents Association


Most Improved Town / Village

Blackrock Tidy Towns


Best Biodiversity Initiative (Joint Winners) Llewelyn Residents Association Meadowlands/Fitzgerald Park Estate Mgt. Forum


Best Engaging Youth

Stillorgan Wood Residents Association


Best Age Friendly Initiative

Kingston Residents Association


Best Community / Business Involvement

Shankill Tidy Towns


Best Display Board          

Monkstown Village Tidy Districts Association


Litter Wardens Awards

Valerie Snow (Glencullen Tidy Districts)


Overall Winner for the 2017 Tidy Districts

Dalkey Tidy Towns


2018 – Entrants

•             Ardagh Residents Association

•             Ardglas Residents Associaton

•             Avoca Park Residents Association

•             Ballyogan Area Estate Management Forum

•             Blackrock Tidy Towns

•             Broadford Residents Association

•             Cabinteely Tidy Towns

•             Cloisters Residents Association

•             Cois Cairn Estate Management Forum

•             Coppinger Residents Association

•             Dalkey Tidy Towns

•             Foxrock Tidy Towns

•             Glasthule Building Estate Management Forum

•             Glencullen Tidy District

•             Grangefield Residents Association

•             Hillview Estate Management Forum

•             Holywell Residents Association

•             Kilcross Estate Management Forum

•             Kill Abbey Residents Association

•             Kingston Residents Association

•             Llewelyn Residents Association

•             Ludford Area Residents’ Association

•             Meadowlands/Fitzgerald EMF

•             Monkstown Village Tidy Districts Association

•             Moreen / Blackthorn Estate Management Forum

•             Parkvale Ballyolaf Manor Residents Association

•             Patrician Residents Association

•             Rathsallagh Shanganagh Clifton Estate Management Forum

•             Richmond Park Tidy Districts Association

•             Roebuck Residents Association

•             Sandyford Park / Bearna Park Estate Management Forum

•             Sandyford Village Initiative

•             Seafield Residents Association

•             Shankill Tidy Towns

•             Stillorgan Wood Residents Association

•             Watson Killiney Residents Association