17 May 2022

Public meeting to be held later this month for those interested in the Entente Florale

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Carlow Town

A public meeting is to be held later this month for those interested in getting involved in preparations for the Entente Florale competition. 

Carlow County Council and Carlow Tidy Towns are inviting people to attend the meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm in the Civic Space of Carlow Town Hall on Centaur Street.

"Pick a street that isn't perfect and work on it," said Cllr Fergal Browne previously as members of Carlow Municipal District discussed the competition.

Carlow Town has been nominated by the Department of Rural and Community Development to represent Ireland in the 2020 European Entente Florale competition.

Each year, one town and one village in Ireland are selected to represent their country in one of Europe's most prestigious competitions.

Judges are expected to arrive in Carlow Town in July and a budget of €45,000 has been set aside for upgrade works to help Carlow Town win. 

The county of Carlow last participated in this competition in 2013, when the community of Clonegal achieved gold medal status and before that in 2001, when Leighlinbridge also attained that award.

Entente Florale is a community initiative, so the local authority is encouraging everybody in the various committees, businesses, schools, communities and churches around the town to get involved.

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