In addition to Listowel winning the overall National Tidy Towns title, three towns in the county have been awarded gold medals in this year’s competition.
Tralee, Kenmare and Killarney won the gold medals
Killarney received 334 points out of a maximum of 450, an increase of six points on last year.
Judges said the town continues to be high achievers in the competition and their high position is very well merited.
Kenmare got 331 points, an increase of four on last year.
Judges said the high level of commitment of Kenmare’s volunteers and workers is fully in evidence throughout the town.
Tralee scored 323 points, a nine point improvement on last year’s scoring – judges said that it is within the town’s capacity to succeed at the very highest level of the competition.
Killorglin got 302 points – an eight point improvement on last year.
Judges praised the tower of flowers at Library Place and said of all towns, Killorglin had embraced the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Dingle’s performance on last year has also improved, going from 290 to 298 points.
Cahersiveen’s performance in the National Tidy Towns competition has also improved, its scoring increased by seven points to 295 this year.