Tullamore Tops Rankings of Ireland's Cleanest Towns
4th September 2017
Tullamore has topped the ranking of Ireland’s cleanest towns, according to the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
IBAL said that overall, its survey shows improvements in cleanliness across the country over the past year.
Over 90% of rural towns surveyed were deemed clean, while Dublin, Cork and Galway city centres all scored well in IBAL’s ranking of 40 areas.
An Taisce assesses litter levels in 40 towns and cities on behalf of IBAL. This year, it found that 80% of areas were clean, with a top tier of 16 towns deemed “cleaner than European Norms”.
Tullamore topped the rankings, followed by Dublin Airport environs and Leixlip. This year there was again a wide gap between towns and disadvantaged city areas, with the latter occupying the bottom six places in the ranking.
The inspectors praised Tullamore for having “so many top-ranking sites”, such as Lloyd Town Park, “spotless” O’Connor Tullamore Stadium and Patrick Street, which was “looking very well with so much colourful planting in the form of hanging baskets, ornamental trees and large planter boxes.” All the approach roads were also top ranking.