President Higgins salutes the hard work of all who helped Letterkenny win TidyTowns national title

President Higgins salutes the hard work of all who helped Letterkenny win TidyTowns national title
Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

President Michael D Higgins said he was “delighted” to be in Letterkenny on Saturday to celebrate Letterkenny’s achievement in being named Ireland’s Tidiest Town in 2015.

Speaking on a gloriously sunny afternoon President Higgins was there to unveil a plaque to mark Letterkenny's selection as the winner of the TidyTown's Competition 2015.

He told a large gathering: “As a town you have worked long and hard to achieve the TidyTown accolade.

“You have been a part of this competition since it first began in 1958, displaying commitment, dedication and admirable persistence across the years and decades as you worked to ensure that Letterkenny would someday be named Ireland’s Tidiest Town.

“I am delighted to be able to congratulate you in person, here today, not only on your great win, but also on the great spirit of perseverance which lies at the heart of that win.

“Indeed, it is greatly uplifting to see so many of you gathered here today, sharing pride in an achievement that belongs to the entire community of Letterkenny.

“I congratulate you on that magnificent achievement; an achievement which I hope will encourage you to continue to work together to ensure that Letterkenny is a town of which all its residents can be truly proud.

Pictured: Pupils from local National Schools pictured with President Michael D. Higgins at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, where he unveiled a plaque honouring the town's achievement in winning Ireland's tidiest town. Also pictured is Anne McGowan, chairperson Letterkenny Tidy Town committee. Photo Thomas Gallagher INDD 130616 President Higgins TG13