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Dromiskin Tidy Towns and St Joseph’s GFC in association with Country Fresh and Ardee Credit Union present a fundraising White Collar Boxing Event in Cluskey Park, Dromiskin, on Saturday 24th February at 8pm. All funds raised go towards important local community projects. There are a number of sponsorship options:

  • €250 – sponsors a boxer

  • €100 – sponsors a fight

  • €50 – sponsors a round

All sponsors will be acknowledged either on the night and/or in social media promotions leading up to the event. Admission tickets cost €20 and can be purchased from any committee member. Refreshments will be served. 

Come along and have a great night while also helping the local community 

History was made at the Louth Looking Good awards which were held in the Fairways Hotel on Thursday 16th November. There were gasps of surprise and shouts of joy from the large gathering when the overall winner in the Towns and Villages section was announced by MC on the night, Mary Murtagh. This category has been dominated for the past number of years by the impressive Blackrock and previously it was Tallanstown, past winner of the National Tidy Town award, that was in the ascendancy. But, this year, Dromiskin emerged victorious pipping their trailblazing Mid-Louth neighbours in to second and third place respectively thus bringing the Tommy Reilly perpetual trophy to the village for the first time ever. How apt it was to see Tommy’s son, Liam, local councillor and secretary of Dromiskin Tidy Towns receive the impressive trophy from Chairperson Louth County Council, Ms Paula Butterly.

This award was the icing on the cake on what was a memorable night for our Tidy Towns group. In addition to the overall award, Dromiskin were winners of the Best Waste Minimisation Project, the Biodiversity Award, the Age Friendly Award, the Tree Award and were third in the Best Seasonal Display category. Adding further to the celebrations was the announcement of Church View, Dromiskin, as winner of Best Overall Housing Estate in County Louth. This was a fitting accolade for Eileen Mulligan and her team of enthusiastic volunteers who have transformed their estate in to one of the jewels of the crown in the community. Daniel’s Take-Away was a local winner in the Shop Front awards.

Chairperson Paula Butterly and CEO Louth County Council, Joan Martin, thanked and praised Louth Tidy Towns Together for organising this impressive event. They also expressed their gratitude to the volunteers from around the county for their selfless commitment to their local communities and for promoting best environmental practices. Sean Mc Cormack, Monasterboice Tidy Towns, was the winner of Environmentalist of the Year.

The delighted Dromiskin contingent raised a glass to celebrate their achievements. Great credit goes to all who contributed in any way to what has been an historic year - a first time silver medal in the National Tidy Towns competition followed by being crowned as best in the county in the LLG awards. Onwards and upwards to 2024!! 

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The excellent St. Joseph’s GFC was the venue for the 2023 Dromiskin Tidy Towns annual Houses and Garden Awards. The club was warmly thanked for making their facilities available as the winners of this popular community event were announced. Niall Lambert, manager Ardee Credit Union, sponsor of the awards, was present to make the presentations along with members of Dromiskin Tidy Towns. The appreciation of all present was expressed for the Credit Union’s continued support in the community and Mr Lambert in turn assured the attendance of their ongoing commitment to encouraging and supporting local community groups. The participants in this year’s competition were praised for the efforts made in presenting their properties to the highest possible standard. Their efforts played no small part in helping Dromiskin Tidy Towns secure a Silver Medal in this year’s National Tidy Towns’ competition. Secretary Liam Reilly then ended the suspense and announced the winners in the various categories. These were as follows:   

Best Roadside Garden (Large)

  1.  Sinead Torley Chapel Road 2. Peter Mulligan Main Street 3. Kevin Mackin Drumleck Road

Best Roadside Garden (Small): 

      1. Michelle Rogers Commons Road 2. 12 Commons Grove, Commons Road

      3. Byrne Family Chapel Cross

Best Estate Garden: 

  1. 26 Church View 2. 50 Commons Grove 3. 39 Church View 3. 23 The Hamlet

Getting Dromiskin Buzzing Award

  1. Peter Mc Cartney, Dromeenagh Road 2. St John of God Community House 

Best Floral Display Housing Estate

  1. 29 Church View 2. 15 Church View 3. 14 Rath na Gloine 3. 16 St Ronan’s Villas

Best Roadside Floral Display

  1. Downey Family Commons Road 2. Mc Gailey’s Chapel Cross 2. St. Teresa’s Docking Street 3. Ernesto and Una Silclir 3. Catherine Bannon/Martina Morrow, Chapel Cross

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