Kerry’s towns and villages are getting tidier

Kerry is getting tidier according to a breakdown of the counties results in this years national Tidy Towns Competition. Kenmare has again won the county award with an increase of 2 points to 272 points, and has won a gold medal award in its population category. Tralee has been given a Supervalu Endeavour Award for its increase of almost 6% to 233 points, and Tralee Town Parks Garden of the Senses has won the National landscape award.Twenty three of the Kerry town and villages entered in this year`s competition had their progress rewarded with increased marks. The largest increase of 14 marks was for Brosna, while Portmagee also recorded an 11 mark increase, and Firies 8 marks. All of the counties main towns were also judged to have improved their appearance with Tralee and Killarney up 3 points and Listowel one.There was good news also for Moyvane, Tarbert, Knightstown, Finuge, Knocknagoshel, Ventry, Currans, Chapeltown, Sneem, Causeway, Waterville, Caherciveen, Glenbeigh, Lixnaw, Dingle, Ballybunion and Ballyheigue. The only decrease was Asdee which saw the loss of 2 points, while the marks for Castleisland and Killorglin remained the same as in 2004.