Dromiskin is looking Good – that was certainly the view of the judges in the Louth Looking Good Awards 2012 when the results were announced in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 1st November.
The competition, which was co-ordinated by Louth Tidy Towns Together and supported by Louth Leader Partnership, Louth County Council and a number of Corporate Sponsors saw 23 towns and villages as well as over 100 housing estates judged in a similar manner as the National Tidy Towns Competition. Having won the Most Improved Award in 2011 Dromiskin had really put its best foot forward to try to emulate that success in 2012 and really swept the boards with a number of awards coming back to the village. Not alone did the village retain the prestigious Gold Award in the litter League but increased its cleanliness rating to an impressive 94%, the fourth highest recorded in the county this year. In the main awards section the village won the Adjudicators Award for its impressive work programme over the last 12 months which included landscaping, heritage trail and website development and indeed the Heritage Trail was judged to be the Best Leader Funded Project in Co. Louth in 2012. Dromiskin also came second in the Waste Minimisation Category for its recycling project with the pupils in St. Peter’s National School which resulted in decorative banners being placed at the Bring Banks and a household recycling guide being produced. The icing on the cake was the announcement that committee member Seamus McArdle won the prestigious Environmentalist of the Year for his work with Dromiskin Tidy Towns over a period of 20 years and in particular his skilled craftsmanship which is so evident throughout the village.