« BackKilgarvan student hailed a community hero at Tidy Towns’ national awards

A Kilgarvan student has been honoured nationally by Tidy Towns for her work within the local community.

Mary Ellen McCarthy who attends Pobal Scoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare was commended at the Tidy Towns’ national awards with a SuperValu Junior Community Hero Award.

Mary Ellen McCarthy from Kilgarvan being presented with her Junior Community Hero Award by Derry Murphy Super Valu Kenmare at yesterday's Tidy Towns Awards at the Helix in Dublin. Mary Ellen is a student at Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare.

The 13-year-old was recognised for her unwavering commitment to enhancing her local environment.

The SuperValu Community Hero awards celebrate the efforts of ten Community Heroes from across Ireland who act as exemplary members.

Mary Ellen said she was delighted with the award – and she feels young people are becoming more aware of their local environment: