Tidy Towns Points now awarded for 1916 Gardens of Remembrance

Following on from the hugely successful Gardens of Remembrance Initiative, developed by Senator Mark Daly and Landscape designer Diarmuid Gavin, the Tidy Towns Unit of the Department of Environment, Community and Government have announced that they will be awarding points to towns who have set up 1916 Gardens of Remembrance in their towns.

The TidyTowns Unit met with the adjudicators in late February 2016. At this meeting they alerted the adjudicators to the two initiatives; The Seven Trees for Seven Signatories and The Gardens of Remembrance. We have also circulated subsequent material received.

At the meeting it was decided that committees would gain points, where appropriate, under existing relevant categories within the competition, namely; Community Involvement and Planning, Landscaping and Open Spaces and Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities. They feel this was the fairest manner to deal with these two initiatives. The TidyTowns competition treats all its entrants consistently and to reward some committees with extra marks under a special category, outside of the general confines of the competition, might skew the result this year or in coming years.

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A list of other towns, villages and cities across Ireland who have installed Gardens of Remembrance in their areas:

County Carlow
Ballon
Carlow town
Leighlinbridge
County Cavan
Bailieborough
County Clare
O’Briensbridge

Corofin

Ennis
County Cork
Berrings
Carrigaline

Ballyphehane

Freemount
Clonakilty
Kiskeam
Charleville
Cork City
Ardfield
Fermoy
Glanworth
Inchigeela
Kilbrittain
County Donegal
Fintown
Letterkenny
County Dublin
Dun Laoghaire
Corduff
Blackrock
Clondalkin
Cabinteely
Rathdown
Fingal
County Galway
Ballymoe
Galway City
Athenry
Shantalla
County Kerry
Rathmore

Castlemaine

Killarney
Tralee

Sneem

Moyvane
Castlecove
Kenmare
Waterville
County Kildare
Leixlip
Celbridge
Newtown
Kildare town
County Kilkenny
Kilkenny city
County Laois
Abbeyleix
Colt Cross
Killenard
Raheen
Mountrath
Mountmellick
Portlaoise
County Leitrim
Manorhamilton
Drumsna
County Limerick
Rathkeale
Abbeyfeale
Newcastle West
Kilmallock
Limerick City
Grange
County Longford
Longford town
County Louth
Drogheda
Buttergate
Ardee
County Mayo
Derryaun
Ballyhaunis

Ballindine

County Meath
Ratoath
Ashbourne
Dunboyne
Dunshaughlin
Slane
Navan
County Monaghan
Castleblayney
County Offaly
Tullamore
County Roscommon
Loughglynn

Leitrim

Ballyleague
County Sligo
Sligo town
County Tipperary
Roscrea
Nenagh

Birdhill

Clonmel

Thurles
County Waterford
Kilmacthomas

Ballytruckle, Waterford City

Portlaw

Dungarvan

County Westmeath
Athlone
County Wexford
Wellingtonbridge
Enniscorthy
New Ross
County Wicklow
Bray
Greystones
Kilmacanogue
Wicklow town
Rathdrum
Knockananna
Total: 101