National Tidy Towns Results For Thurles

The National Tidy Town’s Award Results sponsored by SuperValue were announced today and from a County Tipperary and Thurles Town point of view, these results make very interesting reading indeed.

First allow me to congratulate Killarney in winning this year’s award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland and also scooping the first prize for Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town.  Out of a possible total mark of 400, Killarney gained another 3 marks above last years score of 307, winning with an overall total of 310 marks.

While it is not my personal view you understand, many Tipperary people point out that with Killarney’s God given natural scenery and the endless amount of Tourism and other public Development funding, which floods into this area on a weekly basis, it is most surprising that they do not win every year.

Liberty Square Thurles Tipperary

Ah, but pay no heed to that kind of talk, it’s all just jealousy and sure Kerry people will understand these unkind remarks. You see, unlike Tipperary, Kerry have the ability to select political representation who have real proven ability, and who actually appear for work in Dail Eireann every day, thus succeeding in ‘Bringing home the bacon,’ on a weekly basis.

Our congratulations must also go to Lismore in Co Waterford, this years winners of the Tidiest Small Town Award.

County Tipperary Tidy Towns Results

In Category A, The Bronze Medal Awards with a prize fund of  €400 goes to Tipperary’s former winners Birdhill, with 306 marks and to Terryglass, with a well deserved 299 marks. Terryglass is also Highly Commended.

Also Highly Commended is Clonmel in South Tipperary with a whopping 298 marks. Now here I find myself in somewhat of a quandary, because this same year, yes 2011, IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) branded this fair town as”Littered,” no not “Moderately Littered,” or a “Litter Blackspot,” just plain old “Littered.” Obviously one of these independent judges, and mind you I am not saying which, needs to visit a well known, tried and trusted dispensing optician.

Also deservedly Commended this year is the village of the Silvermines with 290 marks and Kilsheelan with their 293 marks.

Endeavour Awards, plus 5 crisp €100 notes apiece, goes to the Tipperary towns of Capparoe (223 marks) and not surprisingly Cashel (285 marks).

Again congratulations to the hard working Emly Tidy Towns Committee, here in Co. Tipperary who won the Sustainable Development Award and the Regional REPAK Award, latter with prize funding of €2,000.

Cloughjordan Tidy-Towns Committee, are also in the winning enclosure, taking the Climate Change Award and it’s prize fund, again of €1,000.

In Category E, Thurles was the only town in county Tipperary that did not bother to take part in this years Tidy Towns Competition. Rumor has it, (Only a rumor mind you, nothing confirmed as yet.) that the paper work got accidentally placed in the wrong envelope by our Local Town Councillors, so now you know why Queen Elizabeth II didn’t get her invitation on time, to visit her native town earlier this year, she was sent the Tidy Towns application form in error.

Ah, sure not to worry, these little accidents do happen, t’was an honest mistake and sure it happens to me self all the time, especially when I go to paying my utility bills. As the wife said last week, in the harshest possible descriptive adjectives available in the English vernacular, “You” said she in a loud voice, “Are idiotic, incompetent, ineffectual, bungling and totally unfit to be in charge.” That was me of course she is was referring too and not Thurles Town Councillors, you understand.

Heavens forbid that me missus should insult any of those fine body of men and women, who work so tirelessly, on a daily basis, giving leadership, while carrying out the wishes of their future electorate.


1 comment to National Tidy Towns Results For Thurles

  • Michael

    I’m sure it’ll be traced where the paper work went.
    Maybe there was some of this modern “Hacking” going on.

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