9 January 2018
By Elaine Murphy
The Cobh Municipal District – of Cork County Council – held a civic reception to honour the volunteers of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees this evening. It was to mark their successes in the 2017 National Tidy Towns Awards.
Photographer David Keane was at Cobh Town Hall:
The Cobh Municipal District has accorded a Civic Reception to the volunteers of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees to mark their successes in the 2017 National Tidy Towns Awards.
Cobh Tidy Towns retained the Gold Medal they won in 2015 and 2016 while Glounthaune Tidy Towns won a South West Regional Award for Communities and Waterways.
In congratulating the two organisations, Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan, Chair of the Cobh Municipal District said “I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in Cobh and Glounthaune, and to all of the Tidy Towns volunteers across the Municipal District whose dedication makes the towns better places to live. Cork County Council is proud of the success that you have brought to your respective communities and we look forward to continuing our support to you, both financial and practical, into the future. It is a source of great pride that all of the Tidy Towns Committees across the Municipal District have improved their marks year upon year, reflecting the level of community involvement across the entire Municipal District.”
Chairperson of Cobh Tidy Towns, Ruth Ring said “Cobh is now the proud recipient of 3 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal in the National Tidy Towns Competition. In 2017 Cobh retained its Gold medal that it had won in 2015 and 2016 with 323 points placing only 8 points behind the National winner, Ennis. Cobh also won an Irish Water award in 2016 in the Best Large Town Category. Cobh has been involved in the competition
Municipal district chairman Cllr Padraig O’Sullivan makes the presentation to Cobh Tidy Towns committee chairperson Ruth Ring, at the Cobh Municipal District civic reception to honour the volunteers of Cobh and Glounthaune Tidy Towns Committees, to mark their successes in the 2017 National Tidy Towns Awards, at Cobh Town Hall.
Picture: David Keane.