The judges are coming: Killarney must get ready

Killarney Tidy Towns volunteers giving traffic poles on Main Street a fresh lick of paint

WITH the Tidy Towns competition adjudicators expected to arrive in town any day now, the Killarney Looking Good committee has appealed to businesses, residents’ associations and the entire community to make an extra effort to ensure the town is presented at its very best.

Volunteers on the streets for the weekly clean-ups

The judges started visiting towns and villages around the country last Saturday and they could arrive anytime between now and mid-August so Killarney needs to be ready for their scrutiny during the unannounced judging.

“There has been fantastic effort put in by the volunteers on the organised Monday and Wednesday clean-ups and by those who go out, in their own time, and look after their own areas,” said Killarney Municipal District Officer Eileen O’Donoghue.

“The Looking Good Committee is now calling on everybody that can to make an extra effort to clean, tidy and refresh around their business, home or within their estate,” she added.

The scourge of cigarette butts and dog fouling is of particular concern and the committee has called on everyone to act responsibly. The message being sent out is – bin your butt and pick up after your dog.

Although Killarney finished in a very impressing third place overall in the latest Irish Business Against Litter league table, announced on Monday, the judges from An Taisce did point out that the dumping of cigarette butts was a problem in specified areas.

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