02.11.11 - 'International Communities in Bloom' Award
Congratulations to the village of Tallanstown, County Louth, which has won another major award!
Tallanstown has won the 'International Challenge small population category' of the 2011 National Edition of Communities in Bloom, receiving a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention for the local TidyTowns Committee.
The Village of Tallanstown also received the Tidiness Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by Communities in Bloom.
Following their evaluation of the community, volunteer judges Alex Pearl (Lebanon, Ohio, USA) and Berta Briggs (Wetaskiwin, AB) commented: “With a population of fewer than eight hundred, Tallanstown is a rural village in north County Louth. Thirty years ago the village formed a TidyTowns Committee towards the improvement of appearance and civic pride in the community. Today the Committee of thirty is still going strong, with incredible community support. Each year the residents are surveyed on what projects they deem most important and the Committee finds a way to meet residents’ expectations. The Tallanstown TidyTowns Committee has created a tidy, proud, heartily engaged, and beautiful community”.
In 2010, Tallanstown, after many years of community effort, was awarded the title of Ireland's Tidiest Town in the National TidyTowns Competition (pictured here).
As result of this success, Tallanstown were selected to represent Ireland in the International 2011 Communities in Bloom competition.
Congratulations to Tallanstown on another fantastic result!
About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a national organisation dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings.
Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.