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Abbeyshrule Tidy Village Committee

The small village of Abbeyshrule holds the rare distinction of winning multiple awards at both national and a European level. No town of comparable size has a better record in the national Tidy Towns competition and its European equivalent, the Entente Florale.

Located in the southeast of Longford - the 18th Century poet and novelist Oliver Goldsmith was born nearby - Abbeyshrule won three consecutive gold medals in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The following year they went one better and won the overall prize, along with being named as Ireland’s Tidiest Village.

The same year, Abbeyshrule’s charms also swayed judges in Europe’s Entente Florale competition and the village was awarded a gold medal. Some 12 countries across Europe nominate towns and villages to participate in the prestigious Entente Florale.

This remarkable record of achievement is testament to the hard work and commitment of the local community, particularly its very dedicated Tidy Village Committee.

Clann Credo is proud to be associated with their work, having agreed to support the Committee when they approached us in 2011. It was abundantly clear the enormous benefit their work was delivering to the community - socially, economically and environmentally.

Not only are jobs created and local services utilised, but the improvement works carried out for the competitions benefits the wider community and maintains a resource that will be passed on to future generations.




Location: Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford

Website: http://www.abbeyshruletidyvillages.ie/about/

"It was abundantly clear the enormous benefit their work was delivering to the community - socially, economically and environmentally."