Environment Awareness & Education

Shankill Tidy Towns announced as winner of 2022 Tidy Districts Competition

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council held their annual Tidy Districts awards ceremony on Thursday the 29th of September 2022. The competition offers the Council an opportunity to recognise and reward the efforts made by residents’ associations, estate management groups and tidy town groups to enhance their local environment. In this, the 30th year of the competition, a total of thirty-three prizes were awarded to residents’ associations, estate management and tidy towns groups.

While the competition is primarily an anti-litter and anti-graffiti competition, it has evolved over the years and now considers biodiversity, climate action and community engagement.

Speaking at the awards, An Cathaoirleach Councillor Mary Hanafin said;

Tidy Districts is a vital and successful aspect of the teamwork that exists between the Council and the communities it serves. Resident Associations, Tidy Town, Tidy District and Estate Management groups have shown leadership and innovation in response to a changing climate. Tidy Districts is an opportunity to celebrate and reward the hard work carried out by all and I would like to congratulate all groups who took part in Tidy Districts 2022 and I would encourage groups to enter in 2023

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced Shankill Tidy Towns as the overall winner of Tidy Districts 2022. Shankill Tidy Towns are a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers, who were recognised for their outstanding work in the community. The hard work and voluntary time invested by Shankill Tidy Towns is visible in the areas outstanding appearance. Shankill visually communicates Shankill Tidy Town’s stewardship of their local environment and a sense of community pride. From litter picks to planting, to supporting biodiversity to working with local schools and communities its clear Shankill Tidy Towns take great pride in making a difference to the environment.

Niamh Moran, Acting Environmental Awareness Officer said;

The Tidy Districts Competition provides the Council with the opportunity to formally recognise and reward the hardworking Tidy Town groups, Resident Associations and Estate Management groups in the County who take responsibility for and take an active interest in improving their shared environment. We are delighted to be welcoming groups to County Hall to celebrate these achievements and I would like to congratulate and thank every group involved in this year’s competition




List of winners 2022

Overall Winner

Shankill Tidy Towns

Best Housing Estate (5-100 dwellings)

Winner- Richmond Park Residents Association.

Best Housing Estate (101-200 dwellings)

Runner Up – Ailesbury Residents Association 

Winner- Cloisters Residents

Best Housing Estate (201-500 dwellings)

Runner Up- Pine Valley Residents Association

Winner- Brennanstown Residents Association

Best Housing Estate (501 dwellings and over)

Winner- Watson Kiliney Residents

Best Estate Management (5-250 dwellings)

Runner Up- Hillview Estate Management Forum

Winner- Glasthule Buildings Estate Management Forum

Best Estate Management (251 dwellings and over)

Runner Up- Ballyogan Estate Management

Winner- Loughlinstown Estate Management

Best Town/Village 0-3000 people

Runner Up- Glencullen Tidy District

Winner- Cabinteely Tidy Towns

Best Town/Village 3001 people and over

Runner Up- Dalkey Tidy Towns

Winner- Shankill Tidy Towns

Best Mixed Use Street

Runner Up- Belarmine Residents Association

Winner- Roebuck Residents Association

Most Improved Housing Estate

Patrician Residents Association

Most Improved Estate Management Area

Sandyford Park/Bearna Park Estate Management Forum

Most Improved Town / Village

Foxrock Tidy Towns

The Best New Entry

Dún Laoghaire Tidy Towns

Litter Wardens Award

Blackrock Tidy Towns

Monkstown Village Tidy District

Seafield Residents Association

Meadowbrook Residents Association

Graffiti Management Award

Dún Laoghaire Tidy Towns

Foxrock Tidy Towns

Climate Action Award

Dalkey Tidy Towns

Shankill Tidy Towns

Waste Prevention Award

Glencullen Tidy Districts

Cloisters Residents Association

Brennanstown Residents Association

Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change Award

Kilcross Estate Management Forum

Shanganagh/Rathsallagh/Clifton Estate Management Forum

Abberley Biodiversity Group


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