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Homecoming for Tidy Towns committee tonight

Pictured at the  SuperValu TidyTowns competition, was  Anne McGowan, Chairperson Letterkenny Tidy Towns (centre in yellow) ;with Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu (left of centre); and Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (right of centre)  and members of the Tidy Tows Committee as  Letterkenny, Co. Donegal was  named best of the 862 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns competition.  On hand to present the award was Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu. TidyTowns has been sponsored by SuperValu for 24 years, making it one of Ireland’s longest running sponsorships.  The announcement was greeted by great celebration at today’s awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.  Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee Full details of all this year’s winners are available at www.tidytowns.ie and at www.supervalu.ie  ENDS  David Callaghan/ Piaras Kelly Edelman david.callaghan@edelman.com / Piaras.kelly@edelman.com  Ph: (01) 678 9333 087 9388880 / 086 8131691

Pictured at the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, was Anne McGowan, Chairperson Letterkenny Tidy Towns (centre in yellow) ;with Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu (left of centre); and Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (right of centre) and members of the Tidy Tows Committee 

THE people of Letterkenny are being encouraged to come out in a strong show of support tonight to hnour the Tidy Towns Committee who recieved the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Town this afternoon.

At the annual SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition ceremony in the Helix Theatre at DCU Letterkenny was announced as the overall winner in the national competition.

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It is an accolade that has been much-sought after by the Tidy Towns committee since they first entered the competition in 1959.

Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle encouraged townspeople to attend the homecoming for the committee which will take place at the Market Square at 7.30pm tonight (Monday).

“This is fantastic news for the town and is a result of years of hard work that have been put in by all involved.”

He continued: “Of course, the person we are all thinking about today is the late Jim McCormick who was the driving force behind the Tidy Towns and really devised the route map to where we are today.”

Cllr McMonagle added: “I would call on the poeple of the town to come out and show their support for the committee.”

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