Hard work pays off… Killarney in Top Three of cleanest towns in Ireland

The hard work by the Killarney Tidy Towns Volunteers and Killarney Municipal District staff has paid of this week as Killarney was named number three in the latest surbey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).

Killarney, along with  Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway and Cork city centres registering record levels of cleanliness.

“This is a tremendous achievement given the number of visitors Killarney accommodates. The high rating is a testament to the dedicated hard working mnicipal staff  for whom a tidy town is more than a job” Johnny Maguire told the Killarney Outlook.

“This commitment is well supported by an active group of volunteers who combined with the outstanding municipal staff to keep our town in top position.

This week’s result is only round one of the IBAL competition and judging for round two will take place in the winter when the overall winner will be announced.

“Today’s tourists demand high levels of cleanliness and these results indicate that’s what they will be getting this year when they come to Ireland,” says IBAL’s Conor Horgan.

Among the volunteers again this week were the staff from Marks & Spencers who spent  two  full days working on the bridge area at the entrance to the playground on Port Road.

This kind of commitment is invaluable to the Tidy towns effort. This commitment and selflessness to the community has meant that a number of painting projects have been completed ahead of time and we are indebted to them. This fantastic group of volunteers showed great patience and resilience in the painting jobs undertaken. They take pride in their work and the results are always excellent.

The Tidy Towns Meitheal meet every Monday and are always looking for volunteers. This week they will continue with their work on the Cork Road and will meet at 6.30pm on Monday evening at Corcoran’s Furniture.

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