September 30, 2019
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan, has congratulated Glaslough on winning the 2019 Tidy Town Competition, as well as Ireland’s Tidiest Village.
Minister Humphreys said:
Huge congratulations to Glaslough on winning the 2019 Tidy Towns Competition. It is only the second time in the 61 years of the competition that a community in Monaghan has taken home the national title, after Glaslough claimed the title for the first time in 1978.
There were two victories for Glaslough this year as they were also awarded with the prize of Ireland’s Tidiest Village for the second year in a row. There was a record number of 918 entrants in this year's competition so it is really a remarkable achievement.
Without a doubt, it is testament to the commitment, dedication and passion of the local Tidy Towns committee over several years, and the many local volunteers in the community. I would also like to thank Monaghan County Council for their wonderful support year on year, all year round. The TidyTowns competition has been, from its beginning, rooted in community spirit. There is no better embodiment of that community spirit, and indeed local pride, than Glaslough.
The Awards come two years after Glaslough got recognition on the European stage for winning a Gold Medal Award at the Entente Florale Competition in 2017. The local volunteers have worked tirelessly to improve their village over the years. Their generosity, enthusiasm and dedication are second-to-none, and they serve as an example for the rest of the country to follow. They have done County Monaghan so proud today and I am delighted that their enormous efforts are being recognised on the national stage.