Our Goal

The Letterkenny Tidy Towns team goal is to greatly improve our sense of community, quality of people’s lives and our local environment.

We believe environmental improvement is a vital part of economic generation.  We work hard to make Letterkenny look great – a place where people want to live and visit.

Environmental improvements will give Letterkenny a better chance to prosper and the Tidy Towns Competition gives us the chance to thrive.  If you would like further information or to get involved please email us HERE.

Tidy Towns Competition

The ‘Tidy Towns’ is an annual competition and was first held in 1958.  It is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development in order to honour the tidiest and most attractive cities, towns and villages in Ireland.

The competition is organised on a national basis, and entrants must complete modules including Overall Developmental Approach (5 Year Plan), The Built Environment, Landscaping, Wildlife & Natural Amenities, Litter Control, Tidiness, Waste Minimisation, Residential Areas, Roads and Streets & Back Areas.

The Competition is judged during the summer months (May to August) by an independent adjudicator, who issues each town with a written report complimenting positive development and actions and providing positive suggestions on how the community can improve their general surroundings.