Bantry has scooped the overall prize at ‘Irelands Best Kept Towns Awards’. The west Cork town also picked up the ‘Best Kept Small Town Award’ at the award at Farmleigh House in Dublin.
“Bantry is a very deserving town for these prestigious awards,” Cork County Mayor Christopher O’Sullivan said. “It is a place of great natural and cultural heritage and this is maintained by a strong community.
“It’s the people of Bantry who guarantee that The Council’s investment here is well spent. Bantry Tidy Towns deserve special congratulations.” The competition seeks to recognise Towns that have worked to improve themselves throughout Ireland. Entrants are marked on cleanliness, the outward appearance of buildings, the presentation of roads and public facilities, and the natural environment.
“Bantry is a very important town for County, from the perspective of business, tourism and development,” Cork County Council CEO Tim Lucey said. “The infrastructure of Bantry town has vastly improved over the last few years and the Best Kept Town Awards recognise this. “Cork County Council will continue our high level of commitment to the enhancement of Bantry.”