Letterkenny is hitting new heights in the newest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL)
Letterkenny has been ranked among the Top 10 cleanest towns in the land and is Cleaner than European Norms.
The town has climbed from 14th to 8th place in the ranking of 40 towns and cities.
The An Taisce report stated: “Maintaining its year on year improvement of recent years, Letterkenny has scored very well with eight out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top litter grade and no heavily littered sites. With so many top ranking sites, a few which deserve special mention.
“Letterkenny Shopping Centre and the Car park of same were exceptionally good with regard to litter and presentation. The residential area of Ballyraine Park and Church of Irish Martyrs were also top ranking – the latter was particularly well presented and maintained.”
Letterkenny is in joint eighth place with Roscommon.
The survey also revealed that Ireland’s principal tourist towns and cities are cleaner than ever as the peak season for visitors approaches. Kilkenny topped the rankings, with Ballymun in Dublin City a litter blackspot at the foot of the table.
Dumping continues to feature prominently in IBAL surveys and accounts for many of the individual blackspots found in cities.