The winners of this year's Kilkenny County Council Tidy Estates awards were invited to County Hall last week, where they were presented with certificates acknowledging their hard work.
The aim of the competition is to encourage residents to take an active role in improving the physical appearance of their estate. The competition encourages residents associations across the city and county to plan estate management works within their estates.
Ronan Ryan of Kilkenny County Council congratulated all the winners and participants of the competition. Leas-cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Pat Fitzpatrick presented the residents with the certificates, and complimented them all on their efforts.
“Your contribution is enormous, and the pride you take in your communities is so important,” he said.
“I also want to acknowledge the work of Ronan (Ryan). There are a lot of unsung heroes in Kilkenny County Council, and he is one of them.
“I personally want to acknowledge the role he has in all of this.”
First place in the 'Small Estate' category went to Fr Rafter Place, Moneenroe, with second place going to Hillcrest in Piltown, and St Patrick's Close, Mullinavat in third.
St Mary's Avenue, Urlingford took the top spot in the 'Medium Estate', with De La Salle Place in second and Assumption Place, Urlingford in third.
The winner of the 'Large Estate' category was Leaca Ard in Ferrybank. Woodview in Freshford was second, while third place went to Elm Close, Belfield, Ferrybank.