Entente Florale judges on visit to Clonmel

The judges for the Entente Florale Europe began their assessment of Clonmel on Friday morning.

The judges for the Entente Florale Europe began their assessment of Clonmel on Friday morning.

The judges were met by Mayor Billy Shoer at the doors of the Town Hall and were welcomed and given a brief overview of the history of the building.

The judging day proper began at 9am with Clonmel Chamber CEO Brian Cleary leading the presentation in the Council Chamber. He was followed by Cllr. Darren Ryan and Martin Nolan from Clonmel Brough Council.

Judges have visited the town centre taking in a route from the Town Hall, Mitchel Street, The Main Guard, O’Connell Street, Westgate, O’Neill Street, Anne Street and Old St. Mary’s Church. A number of sites were also visited including the allotments on the Cashel Road, Willow Park and St. Olivers School.

The judging continued in the afternoon session following lunch in Raheen House Hotel.

Chairman of Entente Florale Europe, Inka Truxova, told The Nationalist that the judges were looking at the overall environment of the town, under specific categories, but a major consideration was the quality of life.

She was happy with the presentations made and the number of interesting sites visited.

The judges had enjoyed their visit to the Tipperary town, and looked forward to making their evaluation, she said.

At the end of the visit and judging, the group always ask each other was that a town they would to stay and live in.

The final result will be revealed by Entente Florale Europe on September 14.