McConalogue congratulates Donegal Tidy Town winners and confirms funding

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, today congratulated all Donegal winners at the Tidy Town 2022 Awards and also confirmed that Donegal is one of the highest funded counties under a special allocation of €1.4 million nationally in funding to support the work of individual TidyTowns Groups. The funding of over €60,000 for Donegal will assist Donegal groups in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages. This is the sixth consecutive year that funding has been provided.


Commenting, McConalogue said “Tidy Towns is a tremendous initiative and amplifies the sense of community in our towns and villages. Huge congratulations to all Donegal winners including Buncrana which was crowned as Donegal’s Tidiest Town and winner of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan in a large town category and to Castlefinn for claiming the Bat Conservation Ireland Award. Congrats to all groups that received funding today too, Donegal received one of the highest allocations and this is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our volu teers. A special thanks to Supervalu for its ongoing support of the initiative.”



The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu who have sponsored the competition since 1991.


Full details of all this year’s winners are available at and at