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Galway Tidy Towns and Garden Competition 2014 - Results Announced

Sep 1, 2014

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 Pat McPhilbin, 41 Emmet Avenue.
  • First prize in the Front Garden - City Council Estate category was awarded to Margaret Gauyet, 96 Corrib Park, Galway.
  • The best first time entrant was Dr. Michael Coughlan, 5 Fr. Griffin Avenue.
  • The winner of the Best Window Boxes/Floral Display category was Patrick Mullins, 1 Rockhill Avenue, Salthill and Dermot Forde, 21 Sandyview Drive,Riverside won Best Lawns category.
  • The winner of the Best Echo Garden was Aideen Ward, 55 The Rise, Knocknacarra.
  • 19-40 Forster Court, Forster Street was awarded Best Residential Area, 20-50 houses.
  • Carragh, Knocknacarra was awarded Best Residential Area, 50-200 houses and Renmore was named as the Best Residential Area with 200 houses or more.
  • Dolores Bane, 13 Woodhaven was awarded Best Registered Guest House.
  • Winners in the Public and Commercial Buildings category included Ardilaun Hotel, Corrib House Tearooms, Woodquay, Western Motors, Ballybrit and Inland Fisheries Ireland, Earl's Island.
  • The results of the best school garden category was Scoil Chaitríiona Senior & Junior, Renmore with Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Cappagh Road winning the best floral display.
  • The Best community group project category was "Corn on the Corrib", Community Garden, 3 The Plaza Offices, Headford Road.
  • Ballyinfoyle Mór Community Garden won the Best Youth Group Project.

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 2014 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 Contact phone no is 091-536564.

Galway City Council will hold the award ceremony in October. All winners will be notified of the date and time.