The results of this year's Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden Competition have been announced. The overall winner of the Front Garden Competition was Michael Duffy, 10 The Bailey. The best first time entrant was Phil & John Holland, 15 Lough Atlaia Road. The winner of the Best Floral Display category was Anna Marie O'Brien, 37A Laurel Park, and John Connaughton, 58 St James Crescent, won Best Lawns category.
Oaklands was awarded Best Residential Area, 20-50 houses. Claddagh was awarded Best Residential Area, 50-200 houses and Renmore was named as the Best Residential Area with 200 houses or more.
Barnacles Hostel was awarded Best Registered Guest House. Other winners included Merlin Park, The Ardilaun Hotel, Church of the Resurrection, Ballinfoyle, The Huntsman Inn, Inland Fisheries. The results of the best school garden category were St John The Apostle NS with Mercy Primary School winning the best floral display. The Best community group project category winner was the Westside Community Garden.
The Galway City Council would like to commend all entrants for their efforts in enhancing their local area. The Council acknowledges the amount of work carried out on a voluntary basis throughout Galway City to maintain and enhance the appearance of residential areas and estates.
Continued support and interest in this local competition, which aims to encourage and promote householders and businesses to take a greater pride and interest in their own gardens, is vital for the further development and enhancement of the appearance of Galway City. Galway City Council would like to thank all those that supported the 2017 competition and would encourage more households and businesses to get involved in the Tidy Towns campaign in Galway city. More information is available from Fiona Coen, Galway City Council, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.