Tullahought win Irish Water Value award for conservation project

South Kilkenny conservation award

Sean Keane

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Tullahought win conservation award

Richard Walsh (centre) of Tullahought Tidy Town accepting the Value Water Award from Joe Kennedy, Irish Water and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring

Tullahought Tidy Towns group in south Kilkenny took home an Irish Water Value Award at the SuperValu Tidy Towns awards for the South East region, which took place in Nenagh recently.

Irish Water partnered with Tidy Towns to sponsor the Value Water Awards which are aimed at inspiring water conservation at a local level. The Value Water award is about raising awareness of the importance of mindful water consumption within communities and is about reconnecting communities with water, creating a greater understanding of where water comes from and where wastewater goes to.

The Tullahought entry was acknowledged for its focus on biodiversity and on conserving water, with the village water scheme being identified as a model for other tidy town villages to adopt for themselves.

Commenting on the Value Water Awards, Aisling Buckley of Irish Water said: “Congratulations to the Tullahought Tidy Towns group on winning the Irish Water Value Awards for the South East region. Irish Water is very proud to sponsor the Value Water Awards again this year which we hope will lead the way in inspiring water conservation at a local level.  The work carried out in this community to win the award is truly inspirational.”

The Irish Water Value Water Award was presented to Richard Walsh of Tullahought TidyTowns by Joe Kennedy, Irish Water, and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.