Independent TD Mattie McGrath has extended his sincere congratulations to all those who participated in the 2017 Tidy Town competition. Deputy McGrath was speaking as Birdhill, County Tipperary was declared the overall winner of the annual competition:
“The Tidy Town competition is one of the truly great examples of community spirit in this Country. For the past 59 years it has energised thousands of individuals from every county to bring out the best in their own localities.
This year was no exception and it was a delight to see so many Gold, Silver and Bronze awards given to Tipperary communities.
As Chair of my own Tidy Towns Committee I recognise the amazing hard work and dedication that needs to take place to make the event the success that it is.
Each year we see the huge reserves of local pride that exist in our communities and it is a very encouraging sign to see that that pride growing from strength to strength in Tipperary,” concluded Deputy McGrath.