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Enniskillen crowned Ireland’s best kept large town

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Pictured at Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town competition awards ceremony are Doreen Muskett, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council; Simon Webb (second from right), Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs; and l-r Kieran Cranny, Stephen Forrest and Stewart Burns, Parks & Open Space service, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

ENNISKILLEN is officially one of the prettiest towns in the country, being awarded Ireland’s best kept large town for a record seventh time.

The results of Ireland’s Best Kept Town Awards were announce at Farmleigh House in Dublin last week, were there was joy for Fermanagh’s county town yet again.


Cllr Stephen McCann, chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, said it was “a tremendous achievement.”

“This title is testament to the hard work, dedication and partnership working between the Council, residents, businesses and partner agencies and I congratulate all involved,” he said.

A 32-county competition, the Best Kept Town Awards are a joint initiative between the Department of Arts and Heritage in the South, and the Amenity Council in the North. Enniskillen secured its place in the finals of the competition after winning the Amenity Council’s Best Kept Large Town award last October.

Cllr Howard Thornton expressed his pride at last week’s accolade.

“This is a great achievement for Enniskillen and the hard work that goes into keeping it as the best kept town in Ireland,” he said. “This award is added to a long list of honours which have been presented to Enniskillen.

“I am sure it will do wonders for our booming tourism sector, and it is something we should be all very proud of.”

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