Keeping our estates tidy

Mayor Martin Brett and Cathaoirleach Pat Dunphy pictured with representatives of the winning estates in the Kilkenny Local Authorities Tidy Estate Comnpetition 2013. Pictured from left are: Mary Cantwell, Mayor Martin Brett, Cathaoirleach Pat Dunphy, Ann Dunne, Julie Browne, Roy Collins, Breda Kelly, Willie Grant, Mary and Dick Cuddihy and Bid Flood. Photo: Pat Moore.
Representatives from estates across the county were rewarded for their efforts at a special ceremony in County Hall.

Representatives from estates across the county were rewarded for their efforts at a special ceremony in County Hall.

The winners of the Kilkenny Local Authorities Tidy Estate Competition were awarded their certificates by Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Pat Dunphy and Mayor Martin Brett.

The aim of this competition is to encourage residents to take an active role in improving the physical appearance of their estate.

The initiative is actively supported by Kilkenny Local Authorities and there was a total prize fund of €3,900.

In the small estate category the winners were Fr Raftice Place, Moneenroe; Hillcrest Estate, Piltown and Duiske Crescent, Graignamanagh. Winners in the medium estates category are Brandon Park, Graignamanagh, Woodland Estate, Graignamanagh and Assumption Place, Urlingford. The winners in the large estates are Leaca Ard, Ferrybank, Edmund Rice Estate, Callan and Parkmore, Gowran.

Mayor Brett remarked that the volunteers who endeavour the improve their local environment are a pivotal part of Kilkenny’s success as a tourist destination.

Cathaoirleach Pat Dunphy also commended all those involved in a job well done.

“I am delighted to be here today and I want to praise and thank all the winners for their hard work and efforts. You are all an example to us and we should all be helping out and doing our bit to make our estates nicer places to live,” he added.