Entente Florale

  • Judges in the Entente Florale competition are visiting the Co Mayo village of Mulranny today.

    The international competition promotes a greener and more pleasant environment in European towns and villages.

    The judges are due in Mulranny for a flag-raising ceremony at the promenade at 11.30 this morning, and  will inspect a number of different aspects of the village this afternoon - visiting 13 different locations in Mulranny.

    This is the last of 14 days of judging in the European competition, with the judges moving onto Mulranny from Listowel yesterday - they're the only two Irish competitors this year.

    Maureen Molloy, secretary of the Entente Florale committee in Mulranny, told Midwest News that there's great excitement in the village that this day has finally arrived, after months of preparation....

  • The Co Roscommon village of Keadue has been chosen as one of two locations in Ireland to participate in the 2020 Entente Florale competition.

    A total of 8 towns and villages are representing Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary in this year's competition, with Keadue and Carlow Town representing Ireland.

    Judging will take place in Keaue on 13th July.

    Keadue previously won a silver medal in this competition in 2003, and has also been a national Tidy Towns award winner.