Work of Leighlinbridge Improvement Group pays off with Ireland’s Best Kept Town award – Deering

17th June, 2015

Fine Gael TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has congratulated the Leighlinbridge Improvement Group on their achievement after the town was named the winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town Competition 2015, as well as Ireland’s Best Kept Small Town, at an awards ceremony this week.

“I wish to pay tribute to the Leighlinbridge Improvement Group and I am delighted that all their hard work has paid off. For Leighlinbridge to win both the Ireland’s Best Kept Town and Best Kept Small Town awards is a real achievement.

“Local people have worked very hard at keeping Leighlinbridge looking well. I am delighted that the work has paid off with these two prestigious accolades this week.

“It is so important to respect our local communities and towns and to ensure they are well maintained at all times. Not only is it good for the wellbeing of local people, but it is also hugely important that visitors who come to the beautiful county of Carlow get to see it at its best.

“The news of these awards comes in the wake of two other great announcements for the tourism sector in Carlow. Recently we heard that the Brownshill Dolmen is to be featured as part of one of the key pillars of the new tourism plan, Ireland’s Ancient East. The Dolmen will come under the ‘Ancient Ireland- The Dawn of Civilisation’ pillar of the new tourism plan and will be one its key attractions. The other great news this week was that the Barrow Trail was named as one of the Irish Times’ Top 20 Days Out in Ireland.

“It is our hope that tourists who visit Carlow are left with an impression of well-kept towns and villages which might make them more likely to consider a return visit. The volunteers of the Leighlinbridge Improvement Group have made a real contribution this effort with all of their hard work.”