Cork County received a record number of 18 medals in 2015 National Tidy Towns Awards. It may have rained all summer but it rained medals galore on Cork County yesterday at the national tidy towns awards. Well done to all our towns and villages on increasing our medal count to 18 (14 in 2014), an average increase in marks of 10% across all medal categories. Cork County’s haul increased in all categories with Gold medals awarded going from 4 (2014) to 6 (2015), Silver from 5 to 6 and Bronze up from 4 to 6.
Commenting on the Cork successes the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “I want to pay tribute to all the volunteers and champions in each of our Tidy Towns groups across the County who are so dedicated to making their towns and villages look so well. Cork has again achieved huge success in the competition and it clearly shows that the partnership approach of the local authority working closely with Tidy Towns Groups is a winning one. Cork County Council will continue to works with all towns and villages who enter into this wonderful competition and continue to support them financially and resourcefully anyway we can”.
Please see below for summary of award categories and winners.
- 6 Gold Medals – Coolagown, , Clonakility, Kinsale, Rathbarry, Ballincollig, and COBH [very 1st ever gold medal]
- 6 Silver Medals – Bantry, Eyries, Rosscarbery, Timoleague, Youghal, Carrigaline.
- 6 Bronze Medals – Lislevan, Ballydehob, Castletownroche, Skibbereen, Macroom, Bandon
- Endeavour Awards – Kildorrery, Midleton & Coachford
- Individual Hero’s – Michael Smith (Kinsale), Betty O Riordan (Carrigaline), Rose O Mahony (Carrigaline).
- Youth Award – Togher
- Islands Award – Bere Island with Sherkin Island highly commended
- Tourism Towns Award Highly commended large – Cobh Highly commended small – Clonakilty