Omagh achieves another Best Kept Town award

Published: 23rd October 2015

At the Northern Ireland Amenity Council’s, 2015 Open + Direct Insurance Best Kept Awards, which were announced on Tuesday 20 October, Omagh was awarded the Best Kept Large Town in Northern Ireland, beating off stiff competition from a large field of entrants. This success comes just a month after Omagh was selected as ‘Best Large Town’ in the Translink Ulster in Bloom competition.

In addition to this success, Enniskillen and Lack also achieved Runner-Up in the Best Kept Medium Town and Small Village respectively.

Speaking about the award, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly commended all those involved in keeping the towns and villages of the district clean and tidy.

“I am delighted that Omagh has been so successful in winning the ‘Best Kept Large Town’ in two competitions this year, and that Enniskillen and Lack have been runners-up in their respective classes. It is a great achievement and is well-deserved recognition for the work which is done on an ongoing basis by Council employees, local volunteer groups in the communities, and members of the public to keep the district a beautiful, clean and welcoming environment, with attractive, colourful floral displays throughout the summer.

We all appreciate the work which is undertaken to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness in the district, and I would encourage everyone to take pride in their surroundings and to do their bit to keep it clean and litter-free, by using the civic amenity sites and household recycling centres around the district and by disposing of litter correctly in litter bins in towns and villages or taking it home for recycling, Councillor O’Reilly added.


There was success for others in the District also, through Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s entry to the competition. Orangefield Park, Omagh achieved a first place for Best Kept Medium Housing Area, as well as a special Ellen McGowan Award.


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