Fáilte chuig Comórtas na mBailte Slachtmhara Super Valu 2021. Táimid buíoch daoibh as ucht na hiontrála a chur
chugainn. Go raibh maith agaibh as ucht bhur dtacaíocht le linn na paindéime. Lean leis an dea-obair.
Welcome to the 2021 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. Thank you for your entry and for your commitment to your
place in these difficult times. Keep up the great work.
You are working with a large variety of agencies and we are glad to see that you are receiving support from
agencies such as Galway Rural Development Association and Claregalway Annaghdown CE Scheme. Additionally
you are communicating with the community through a range of mechanisms such as the Church newsletter and
Facebook. Well done on organising the Tidy Towns photo competition.
We see that the Franciscan Abbey’s grounds and cemetery are well maintained. Nine Arch Bridge is well presented
including the hanging baskets. The wildflower garden opposite the bridge has eye appeal and the area looks clean
and litter free. We liked the colours on the newly painted farming equipment on display. We can see the
Summerfield Bar has been refurbished and the building now has eye appeal. Well done on providing bike parking
at the entrance to Supervalu. The OPW walkway is a great amenity in the village and provides a safe and
attractive passage to the historical Church and graveyard. The national schools both look very well and we like the
colour scheme. The Community Centre has also been maintained very well and we are pleased to learn that a new
basketball court has been established.
We admired the wildflowers on the roadside verge on the Cloonbiggen Road. We are pleased to hear that the
schools have a wildflower area which will benefit wildlife. The planters surrounding the welcome sign and the
Arches hotel have eye appeal and we like the landscaping outside Claregalway Church.
We commend the local schools on their participation on the Green Schools programme, the Tidy Towns “Pollinator
and Flower” project and the “Clare River Sculpture” project. Well done on receiving funding from the Clare River
Sculpture Project. We are pleased to see that pollinator signs were placed at Churchview estate and outside
Cooperative Park. We wish the schools the best with the sculpture projects. Well done on organising pollinator
workshops and bee art competitions with Clarelgalway Educate Together. We see also that you have designated
two roadside verges as pollinator areas.
Tidy Towns Competition 2021
Centre: Claregalway – Baile Chláir
Community – Your Planning and Involvement
Streetscape & Public Places
Green Spaces and Landscaping
Nature and Biodiversity in your Locality
Sustainability – Doing more with less
Tidiness and Litter Control
Residential Streets & Housing Areas
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes
TOTAL MARK 470 302
Community – Your Planning and Involvement / An Pobal – Pleanáil agus Rannpháirtíocht:
Streetscape & Public Places / Sráid-Dreach & Áiteanna Poiblí:
Green Spaces and Landscaping / Spásanna Glasa agus Tírdhreachú:
Nature and Biodiversity in your Locality / An Dúlra agus an Bhithéagsúlacht i do cheantar:
It is evident from the photographs submitted that litter control is an on-going process and the town has a litter free
and clean appearance. We appreciate the efforts of residents on cutting back shrubbery which had been protruding
onto the footpaths. We see that the farmer’s gates were painted recently. The Abbey cemetery and graveyard are
well maintained and nicely presented.
You have conducted swift and bat surveys in the area. We appreciate the work carried out here and wish you the
best with the bat watching events and the building of swift and bat boxes. The community garden is an excellent
strategy for a future project. Additionally we liked your other plans for future projects such as Peatland
Development and Freshwater protection (Clare River). We see that the Community College took part in a
walkability and cyclability audit of the roads. We are pleased to learn that you are using water saver containers on
the planters of the Nine Arches. We appreciate the efforts of Claregalway Day Care Centre and Coláiste Bhaile an
Chláir in maintaining the polytunnels and growing vegetables.
We are glad to read that the estate’s management is active and estates are kept clean with flowers and schrubs.
We like the wildflower area in Churchview
estate. The footpath along the Oranmore road is well presented in addition to the Billingual sign on approaching
We see that you have added planting to the Tuam Road. We are pleased to read that you are continuing to
preserve the stone walls. The footpath along the Oranmore Road is well presented and we liked the wildflower area
established on this road also. We are glad to see that you placed a sign in the wildflower area.
Sustainability – Doing more with less / Inmharthanacht – Mórán ar an mbeagán:
Tidiness and Litter Control / Slachtmhaireacht agus Rialú Bruscair:
Residential Streets & Housing Areas / Sráideanna Cónaithe & Ceantair Tithíochta:
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes / Bóithre Isteach, Sráideanna & Lánaí:
Unfortunately we we were unable to visit Clarlegalway on this occasion due to Covid restrictions. We appreciate
your efforts and commitment during the pandemic. We look forward to visiting Claregalway again in the near future.