Dancing in the rain as Blackwater celebrates

Beautiful BLACKWATER was under the rain today, but nobody cares as it has been adjudged Wexford's 'Tidiest Town' at today's awards ceremony in Dublin. Pic; WexfordToday.com

It rained heavily over Blackwater this afternoon, but nobody cared, the community was rejoicing and celebrating at the news that Blackwater is Wexford’s Tidiest village announced today at the 61st Supervalu National Tidy Towns’ Awards ceremony held in The Helix, Dublin.

Blackwater (332) gained 13 marks on last years total to take the 2019 prize, closely followed by last year’s winners’ Rosslare (331), with Duncormick (323), Bree (321), Clonroche (321) and Enniscorthy (319) in the chasing bunch.

Summing up the winning Blackwater entry, the adjudicator’s report said; “Blackwater is a uniquely beautiful village and has much to offer the visitor and it is no surprise that it has developed into an important visitor/tourist destination in Wexford in recent years.

“A renewed and strong Tidy Towns voice and presence in Blackwater with a focus on the development of a greater number of new projects and initiatives will foster improved community involvement in Tidy Towns and will help guide future improvements in a sustainable and considered way. You are wished well with your future endeavours.”

Rosslare were awarded a Silver Medal and €700, Blackwater received a Bronze Medal and €400, as did Enniscorthy and Gorey.


CATEGORY A; Duncormick 323; Bree 321; Ballyduff 316; Foulksmills 315; Marshalstown 277

CATEGORY B; Blackwater 332; Clonroche   321; Kilanerin    309 ; Ballymurn  304; Kilmuckridge 304 ; Askamore  297; Monageer  291; Coolgreany   286; Camolin  278; Courtnacuddy 274; Hollyfort  268; Killanne  267; Oylegate    264; Bridgetown 258; Wellingtonbridge 257; Courtown Harbour  254 ; Adamstown 244

CATEGORY C; Rosslare 331; Rosslare Harbour 316; Ferns 307 ; Bunclody  295 ; Taghmon  260

CATEGORY E; New Ross 304 ; Riverchapel 200

CATEGORY F; Enniscorthy  319; Gorey 316

CATEGORY G; Wexford 322  

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