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Businesses, private gardens are small spaces in Tralee have all been recognised in the annual Tralee Tidy Towns Competition.

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Housing estates are split into four categories based on size and scored out of 100 for tidiness, litter control, footpaths, open spaces and streetscape.

Caheranne Close and Castlemorris won the compact estate category.

Quarryvale, Mounthawk won the small estate category.

Knockmoyle came out on top in the medium estate section and Manor Village was named the winner of the large estate category.

Knockmoyle, Ashleigh Downs and Connolly Park will also get awards for being the most improved estates.

29 private gardens around the town will also be honoured along with businesses split into categories such as garages, hotels, pubs, shop fronts and restuarants.

There will be a prize-giving night at the Rose Hotel on 17th October.


Results of Tralee Tidy Towns  Competitions 2016


Imperial Hotel,  Denny St,

Benner’s Hotel ,  Castle St.

Ballygarry  Hotel, Tralee.

Public  Buildings:

Our Lady and  St Brendan’s  Church,  Upper Rock St.,

County Museum,   Ashe Memorial Hall,  Denny St.,

Tralee Municipal District Operations Office,  Princess Quay,

Shop Fronts:

Small Benners,  The Mall,

Garveys  Supervalu,   Lower Rock St.,

Hilser’s  Jewellers,  Castle St.,


 The Brogue Inn, Lower Rock St,  Tralee,

Hennessy’s Bar,  Upper Castle St.

Slieve Mish Bar, Boherbue,   Tralee


O’Sheas,  Blennerville

Connie Nolans,  North Circular Road,

Spar,  Louis Byrnes,  Caherslee,  Tralee.


 The Roast House,  Denny St.,

Denny Lane,  Denny St.,

Christina’s,  The Square,  Tralee.

Enhancement of Small  Space Areas  in  the town:

The Bee Garden,  Blennerville  Primary School,

Mulchinock’s Corner,  Upper Rock St

Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial,   Strand St

Estate Category: 2016 – Compact
1 Caheranne Close 94% Gold
1 Castlemorris 94% Gold
3 Croílár na Mistéalach 91% Gold
4 Glenard 90% Gold
4 Westcourt 90% Gold

N/Q Pembroke Street

Estate Category: 2016 – Small

1 Quarryvale Mounthawk 98%  Gold
2 Lohercannon 95%  Gold
3 Ballinorig Estate/Close 92%  Gold
4 Kerin’s Park 91%  Gold

Estate Category: 2016 – Medium

1 Knockmoyle 96%  Gold
2 Kevin Barry’s Villas 94%  Gold
2 Ashgrove Ballyvelly 94%  Gold
4 Kileen Heights 93%  Gold
5 Spa Road 90%  Gold
6 Ashleigh Downs 80%  Silver

Estate Category: 2016 – Large

1 Manor Village 99%  Gold
2 Fairway Heights 93%  Gold
3 St.Brendan’s Park 91%  Gold
4 O’Rahillys Villas/Strand St/Rae St/Walshes terrace 90%  Gold
5 Connolly Park  85%  Silver
6 Balloonagh Estate 80%  Silver


New prize category for 2016 to reward the hardest working estates
Most Improved Estates since 2015:

1 Knockmoyle  – 16% improvement
2 Ashleigh Downs –  15% improvement
3 Connolly Park  – 11% improvement

Private Garden Awards:

  1. Mrs Eileen McCord, 75 Connolly Park
  2. Fabian Luganda, 1A Cherry Court, Ashleigh Downs
  3. Gina Colloty, 2 Ash Court
  4. Brenda O’Connell, 48 Killeen Heights, Kileen Road
  5. Ann Hobbort, 14 O’Rahilly’s
  6. Brenda Houlihan, 63 O’Rahilly’s Villas
  7. Mary McCarty, 8 Strand Street Upper
  8. PJ Higgins, 18 Lohercannon
  9. Marie Sheahan 46 Lohercannon
  10. Mary Foley, 77 St Brendan’s Park
  11. John McCarthy 4 St Brendans Park
  12. Mary Foley, 3 Knockmoyle
  13. Mrs Malone, 5 Knockmoyle (wild garden theme)
  14. Helen Leahy, 10 Knockmoyle
  15. Irene Foley, 55 Knockmoyle
  16. Ina Healy, 85 Spa Road
  17. Mary Redmond, 95 Spa Road
  18. Peter Coffey, Clonmore Terrace, Tralee
  19. John O’Sullivan, Killerisk, Tralee
  20. Anna Shet, 1 Deerpark
  21. George Lynch, 1 Manor Court
  22. Freda Conroy, 1 Manor Place
  23. Martin Walsh, 1 Manor Park
  24. Bernadette O’Carroll, 120 Shanakill
  25. Irene O’Donnell, 6 O’Conners Terrace, Oakpark
  26. Una Buckley, 72 Meadowlands
  27. Mr. Hussey, 16 Rathoonane, Tralee.
  28. Casandra Looby, 1 Cherry Court, Tralee.
  29. Mrs O’Sullivan, Laurel Court, Tralee.