Laytown / Bettystown


Pride of Place — Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District Awards night

Thursday 26th October, 2017

The Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane, Co Meath


The Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District Pride of Place awards were held in The Conyngham Arms hotel, Slane, Co Meath on Thursday night, 26th October, 2017.

Chairperson of Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District, Councillor Paddy Meade warmly welcomed the guests, which included local Councillors and representatives from 28 local groups. Councillor Meade commended those present on the fantastic work and achievements of the voluntary groups, which demonstrates a real pride the people of Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District have in their locality.

Tthe highlight of the night was the award for “Volunteer of the Year” which was awarded to Mary Logue.  Mary is an active member of Julianstown Tidy Towns group, she has a great history of community involvement over many years and has co-ordinated litter initiatives and under takes daily litter patrols within the village of Julianstown throughout the year.


The following were the winners for the Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District:


Youth Project
Julianstown & District Community Association

Housing Estates Small
1st Place Marian Terrace, Slane
2nd Place Crann Daire Brae

Housing Estates Medium
1st Place Abbeyview Slane
2nd Place Churchlands Slane  

Housing Estates Large
1st Place Sevitt Hall, Bettystown
2nd Place Alverno Heights, Laytown

Broomfield & District Residents Association

Nature / Wildlife
Sonairte The National Ecology Centre

Best Shop Front
The Lime Kiln, Julianstown

Best Hospitality/Tourism
Joint Winners: Ledwidge Museum Committee & Slane Hub - Slane Community Forum

Waterways Amenity
Sonairte The National Ecology Centre

Grow Your Own
Sonairte The National Ecology Centre

Small Town <1,000
Julianstown & District Community Association

Large Town >1,000
Slane Tidy Towns

Volunteer of the year
Mary Logue

Overall the judges were very impressed with the achievements and progress made by all groups since last year and would like to give a special recognition to a number of groups, they are;

Ratoath Municipal District: Leigh Valley under Housing Estates Large Category and Kiltale Enhancement Group under the Vacant Premises category.

Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District: St. Mary’s Villas, Donore under Housing Estates Medium Category and Gilna’s Cottage Inn under Best Shop Front Category.

Winners in the Youth Project, Housing Categories, Heritage, Nature / Wildlife, Shop Front and Hospitality/Tourism, Vacant Premises, Grow Your Own, Waterway Amenity and Small and Large town will go forward to represent the Ratoath & Laytown-Bettystown Municipal Districts in the County finals where they will compete with the winners from the other Municipal Districts. The County finals will be held on the 9th November in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.

Meath County Council would also like to wish Slane Tidy Towns the very best of luck at the Co-Operation Ireland Pride of Place awards for their entry in the Population - 1000 - 2000 category.  Results will be announced at the awards ceremony in Letterkenny, Donegal on Saturday 2nd December.  


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