Every year Louth County Council hold a Drogheda Looking Good and Dundalk Looking Good Competiton Awards.
The Governments National Framework on Living with Covid 19 and subsequent restrictions and regulations meant that the format for these competitions had to change in 2020.
Louth County Council introduced a new county-wide initiative, with a revised format for 2020 - "Louth in Bloom" to bring together the three competitions for 2020.
The aim of the competition was to acknowledge, recognise and reward the work being carried out during the difficult times of the Covid 19 pandemic by the community/business sectors and the volunteers.
Competition entrants were invited to submit images of the great work that they have undertaken in their community, and following an adjudication process a series of prize winners were selected from all the entries
The categories in this competition included: Best gardens, best housing estates, best biodiversity project and best hospitality and business premises.
Prizes were awarded for each of the three District areas of Ardee, Drogheda & Dundalk, with overall County winners and one "Special Lifetime Contribution Award".
Councillor Dolores Minogue, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council launched the Louth in Bloom Competition on 1st July 2020. (Councillor Minogue shown in photo below with two senior officials from Louth County Council at Louth in Bloom 2020 Launch Event)
Louth in Bloom 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony
Louth County Council hosted a virtual Awards Ceremony to announce prize winners in the Louth in Bloom 2020 Environmental Competition on 28th October 2020
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View the Louth in Bloom Brochure here
View the Louth in Bloom Awards Ceremony
Dundalk Municipal District Winners:
Category A (Estates < 50 houses) 1st Prize Carroll Mead; 2nd Prize Belfry Gardens, Dundalk; 3rd Prize Woodview Park, Dundalk
Category B: (Estates 51 - 125 houses)1st Prize & Best Overall Winner St Olivers Park, Carlingford; 2nd Prize Willowgrove, Dundalk; 3rd Prize Cooley Park, Dundalk
Category C: (Estates >125 houses)1st Prize Manydown Close, Dundalk; 2nd Prize Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk; 3rd Prize Glenwood, Dundalk
Best Garden: 1st Prize John & Geraldine Conaghy, Greenacres; 2nd Prize Eugene O'Shaughnessy, St Alphonsus Villas, Dundalk; 3rd Prize Elisabeth & Dermot O'Grady, Old Grange, Carlingford
Best Presented Business & Overall county winner Quinns Funeral Home, Bridge Street, Dundalk
Best Presented Hospitality Premises & Overall County WinnerRosemount B & B, Dublin Road, Dundalk
Best Biodiversity Project The Famine Graveyard, Dundalk
Borough District of Drogheda Winners
Category A (Estates <50 houses) 1st Prize Harmony Heights; 2nd Prize Castlewood, Drogheda; 3rd Prize Killineer Cottages
Category B (Estates 51 - 125 houses) 1st Prize Forest Grange, Drogheda; 2nd Prize Bryanstown, Drogheda; 3rd Prize Beaubec, Drogheda
Category C (Estates >125 houses) 1st Prize: & Best overall County Estate Winner: Wheaton Hall, Drogheda; 2nd Prize Stameen, Drogheda; 3rd Prize Oriel Cove, Clogherhead
Best Garden 1st Prize Josephine Moran, Georgian Close, Drogheda; 2nd Prize Maureen O'Reilly, Bridge House, Termonfeckin; 3rd Prize Andrew Martyn, Matson Close, Drogheda
Best Presented Buisness Premises Maddens Centra Shop, Termonfeckin
Best Presented Hospitality PremisesMorning Star Public House, Tullyallen
Best Biodiversity Project and Overall Winners for County Monasterboice Tourism Group
Ardee Municipal District Winners
Category A (Estates <50 houses) 1st Prize Seaview, Annagassan; 2nd Prize Rath Ban, Dromiskin; 3rd Prize Glyde Road,Tallanstown
Category B (Estates 51 - 125 houses) 1st Prize Church View, Dromiskin; 2nd Prize Ferdia Park, Ardee; 3rd Prize Sliabh Breagh, Ardee
Best Garden 1st Prize Eilish Gosling, Louth Hall, Tallanstown; 2nd Prize Ann O'Rourke, Cappocksgreen, Ardee; 3rd Prize Jim Reynolds, Seaview Ballygassan.
Best Presented Business Premises The Glyde Inn, Annagassan
Best Presented Hospitality Premises Sheridans B & B Louth Hall, Tallanstown
Best Biodiversity Project Kevin & Geraldine Lynch, Stabannon
Pictured below - Councillor Dolores Minogue Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council presents Brendan Matthews, Tierney Street, Ardee with a Special Lifetime Contribution Award
Pictured below: Councillor Kevin Callan Mayor of Borough of Drogheda District, presents Josephine Moran with the Best Garden Award for Borough District of Drogheda
Pictured below: Councillor James Byrne, Cathaoirleach of Ardee Municipal District presents Eilish Gosling, Louth Hall, Tallanstown with an Award for Best Overall Garden in the Ardee Municipal Area
The contact person in relation to Louth in Bloom is Paula Gribben, Administrative Officer, Community Office,
Louth County Council Phone number 0429324317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org