Ennis has slipped from the top spot in the latest litter survey, but continues to perform well.
The county town, which was the winner of last year’s IBAL Anti-Litter League, is now in third place after the summer ranking of 40 towns and cities.
Ennis remains one of the cleanest towns in the country, having being deemed one of 13 that are ‘Clean to European Norms’.
But the county town has slipped from the top spot to third place, following An Tasice’s survey of 40 towns and cities over the summer months, on behalf of Irish Business Against Litter.
All approach roads to Ennis and both Parnell Street and O’Connell Street, were the top ranking sites in the town, with the general environs of the Sluice Gates / Mill Bridge / Riverwalk also excellent.
The street level Car Park at Dunnes Stores was clear of litter, but was also enhanced with attractive landscaping.
While, the An Taisce report also commends Tidy Towns-sponsored notices on various ‘vacant’ properties, particularly on Parnell Street, which it says helps to take the bare and neglected look off such buildings.
The slip in ranking comes ahead of the launch of a permanent artwork, which is set to be erected in Ennis to commemorate the town being named as Ireland’s Cleanest last January.
Blath na hInse, which is commissioned by IBAL and produced by Kilkee Forge, will be unveiled in the Abbey Street Car Park in the coming weeks.