Congratulations Westport

It’s official! Westport in County Mayo is Ireland’s tidiest town. For the third time, the County mayo town has won the overall title at the 2008 SuperValu TidyTowns awards ceremony in Dublin. Westport previously won in 2001 and in 2006

A visit to Westport as part of an Ireland vacation or holiday will show the beauty that the town exudes.

Tidy towns initiative

The national TidyTowns competition was launched by Bord Fáilte (now Fáilte Ireland) in 1958 as a follow on from the National Spring Clean Campaign which ran from 1953 and 1957 as part of Tostal a tourism celebration of all things Irish. Bord Fáilte was restructured in 1995 and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government assumed ownership of TidyTowns and now organises the competition with the support of national sponsor SuperValu

The winners in other categories for 2008 were as follows:

Tidiest Large Urban Centre: Ennis, County Clare
Tidiest School: Duleek Boys NS, County Meath
Tidiest Village: Birdhill, County Tipperary
Tidiest small Town: Kenmare, County Kerry
Tidiest Large Town: Westport, County Mayo
Special award for contribution to ‘Tidy towns’ over 50 years: Glenties, County Donegal

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2 Responses to Congratulations Westport

  1. Liz O'Malley says:

    We’re here in Pacific Grove, California, and it reminds of our travels in the SW of Ireland. Beautiful country.
    Take care & best,
    Liz O’Malley and David Wilkinson

  2. robert.carpenter says:

    Hi Liz,

    Great to hear from you? What are you guys doing now?

    All set for Christmas?


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