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Glaslough - All-Ireland winner: After a number of years of hard work and commitment Glaslough first won the All-Ireland Tidy Towns title in 1978 and the presentations were made at a big event. It put Glaslough on the map at a time when ‘The Troubles’ were having a serious impact on the villages of north Monaghan and Glaslough in particular, what with the border crossings being closed and communities cut off from what was a natural hinterland despite the presence of a border. Over the years since then Glaslough has been knocking on the door of another All-Ireland success and in 2019 the title has come back to this beautiful village. The competition has developed year on year and the type of requirements has expanded beyond the mere Tidy Town idea. However the Glaslough Tidy Towns committeee were always in tune with the new aspects, which were introduced, and indeed in some instances were ahead of the rest in their planning. But the committee could not achieve the National recognition and success on their own - this was a complete community effort with young and older involved and taking responsibility as best they could. Good planning, good ideas, good leadership, good support, and absolute dedication of the area was necessary and all of this has paid dividends and has brought the National title back to ‘Beautiful Glaslough’. Will Packie compose another song? Our congratulations to all involved and you can be rightly proud of your achievement. Here we post some pictures from the 1978 era and some from last Monday night as they arrived back at the School, before heading into the village on a decorated lorry.
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Glaslough - All-Ireland winner: After a number of years of hard work and commitment Glaslough first won the All-Ireland Tidy Towns title in 1978 and the presentations were made at a big event. It put Glaslough on the map at a time when ‘The Troubles’ were having a serious impact on the villages of north Monaghan and Glaslough in particular, what with the border crossings being closed and communities cut off from what was a natural hinterland despite the presence of a border. Over the years since then Glaslough has been knocking on the door of another All-Ireland success and in 2019 the title has come back to this beautiful village. The competition has developed year on year and the type of requirements has expanded beyond the mere Tidy Town idea. However the Glaslough Tidy Towns committeee were always in tune with the new aspects, which were introduced, and indeed in some instances were ahead of the rest in their planning. But the committee could not achieve the National recognition and success on their own - this was a complete community effort with young and older involved and taking responsibility as best they could. Good planning, good ideas, good leadership, good support, and absolute dedication of the area was necessary and all of this has paid dividends and has brought the National title back to ‘Beautiful Glaslough’. Will Packie compose another song? Our congratulations to all involved and you can be rightly proud of your achievement. Here we post some pictures from the 1978 era and some from last Monday night as they arrived back at the School, before heading into the village on a decorated lorry.