The national TidyTowns initiative was launched by Bord Fáilte, the Irish Tourist Board (now Fáilte Ireland), in 1958 as part of the ‘Tostal’, a nationwide festival celebrating all things Irish. A step-up from the original National Spring Clean Campaign which ran between 1953 and 1957, TidyTowns rapidly developed its own identity and has gone on to become Ireland’s most well known and popular local environmental initiative.
Ballylongford first entered the competition in 1996 however it lapsed after 2007 and a new committee was formed in 2013. We are now taking up the challenge of tidying and brightening up the Village to make it a place where passing tourists will find it more inviting to visit.
We are new to the Tidy Towns process but are determined to improve our results in the competition going forward.