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.
RESULTS FOR CO. WEXFORD ENTRIES
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