This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the North West and West region were presented on Monday last 19th November, at a prize-giving ceremony in Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Monaghan. SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, and Eoghan Jones, SuperValu Regional Manager, long time sponsors of the competition.
Also joining the Minister was Colm Breheny of Fáilte Ireland. Portrun Development Association received the Endeavour Award for County Roscommon achieving the highest points increases from the previous year’s result. The association had double cause to celebrate as Portrunny was highly commended in the Waters & Communities Award sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Watersways Ireland and the Local Authority Waters & Communities Office.
Speaking after the awards, Chairperson of the association Mr Gerry Hanlon commented that these awards were only made possible with the help and support of the local community, volunteers and our partnership with Roscommon Co Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the support of the Waters and Communities Office.