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Entente Florale public meeting in Kilrush

Kilrush Marina. Photo John Brazil

Kilrush Marina. Photo John Brazil

A public meeting will be held in Kilrush Community Centre on April 1st as part of preparations for the hosting of the Entente Florale competition in Kilrush on July 16th.

The town will represent Ireland in the ‘Village’ category of the prestigious European-wide horticultural and environmental competition following on from its great success in being nominated Ireland’s tidiest small town in the 2014 National Tidy Towns competition.

Clare’s last success in the competition, which officially recognises the improvement of the quality of life for local urban and village communities, came in 2002 when Ennis was named a Gold Medal Winner in the ‘City’ category. The County Capital also won a Silver Medal in 1997.

“The upcoming pubic meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 1st April will be hosted by two Irish representatives from the Entente Florale Judging Panel from Ireland who are acting as Mentors to aid Kilrush’s participation in the competition,” said John Corry, Administrative Officer, Clare County Council

“It is very important that there is a good turnout from the local and business communities so that everyone is afforded the opportunity to play their part in the preparation for and the participation in the event this July,” he added.

The aim of the Entente Florale competition is to promote the greening of towns and villages;    flowers, shrubs, green spaces and parks; development which is environmentally and ecologically sensitive; and education and communication initiatives which promote environmental awareness.

The 2015 Entente Floral Prize giving ceremony will be held in September 2015. For more visit http://www.entente-florale.eu.

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