A civic reception to honour Moynalty Tidy Towns was held by Meath County Council yesterday.
The Cathaoirleach and members of the council paid tribute to the committee. The Chair of the Committee, Peter Rogers, was presented with a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the outstanding achievement of winning the National Tidy Towns title in 2013.
In addition, the Council presented a tree that will be planted to mark the year of Moynalty’s win in this major competition.
The Cathaoirleach, Cllr John V Farrelly welcomed the guests and congratulated them on their success, not only this year. but for the last number of years in the Tidy Towns competition.
He commended all the volunteers in the village who, with the support of the Council, have worked tirelessly to ensure that Moynalty would achieve the ultimate prize of Ireland’s tidiest town.
“you are an inspiration to groups all over the county and you have brought pride to your village and to County Meath” he said., “This win has done wonders to promote tourism in North Meath .”
County Manager, Jackie Maguire, offered her congratulations to the committee and commended all concerned for staying focused and never giving up until the goal of winning the national title was achieved “We appreciate your efforts and thank you for the recognition that you have brought to the county.” she said.
Peter Rogers, on behalf of Moynalty Tidy Towns, thanked the Council for the support and help over the years and paid tribute to all the people who for the past 38 years have worked to bring this success to the village.
The Cathaoirleach thanked everyone for coming and announced that the April, 2014 meeting of the Council would take place in Moynalty.