Even though it doesn't feature much on TA - nor, indeed, does Co Longford as a whole - that doesn't stop the village of Abbeyshrule in the south of the county from being the big winner in the 2012 Tidy Towns competition:
The competition is not just about being tidy; it incorporates The Built Environment; Wildlife and Natural Amenities; Landscaping and Waste Minimisation, among ten categories.
Congratulations, Abbeyshrule! Stand by for lots of visitors from within Ireland wanting to check out all the hard work, cooperation and ideas brought to fruition that is involved in your journey to the top:
Co Longford Tourism:
If you are heading west or northwest from Dublin, it might be worthwhile diverting through Abbeyshrule for a look at this village, and the work of this proud community.