The town fought off competition from the likes of Roscommon and Ashbourne for the number one title following a survey of 40 towns across the country.

The announcement was made today (Tuesday 3rd January) at the 2016 Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) finals in Dublin.

Maynooth Town came 14th in the awards which is a major boost for the town and is up from Tied 27th from last year’s awards.

Allan Shine, CEO of  North Kildare Chamber this afternoon congratulated Kildare Town on winning the overall award and in particular congratulated both Kildare County Council and the voluntary groups concerned who ensure that the town is always  a litter-free town which of course  is important in attracting tourists and shoppers into the town.