Marlfield Village had their get-together in The Park Hotel on Friday night last and it was a mighty night out. The ballroom was packed as all thevillagers and many more besides danced the night away to the lively sound of Carrick Bróg. A visiting party of Kerry ex-pats were in the hotel on tour and they joined the revellers. The festivities were given weight when the Mayor of Clonmel, Cllr Billy Shoer addressed those present and stated how proud he was to be present at such a fine evening. He thanked the village and committee for all the hard work that was put into the Entente Florale competition and noted that Marlfield is 5 marks ahead of the National Tidy Towns winner Abbeyshrule in the Wildlife and Natural Amenities category. That is great news and the committee will build on the solid progress they are making each year. The draw for the prizes took place and there were some very happy people when their number was called. A big thank you to all the spot prize sponsors from the Marlfield Village Committee for their donation of gifts for the special night.
Garden Competition winners
The annul Marlfield Village Garden Competition winners were announced at the dance by the Mayor Cllr Billy Shoer and they are as follows - The best overall garden in the village is no 25 Mountain View, which gets a voucher and also the Wallace Ducks to mind for the coming year. The most improved garden is no 3 Mountain View, which also gets a voucher and the O’Connell Crystal. The best containers and baskets prize went to no 33 Mountain View, which receives a voucher. The best large garden went to Teddy Lee who gets a voucher. The best small Garden went to no 7 Moore’s Road which receives a voucher. The best lawn went to no 34 Mountain View which gets a voucher. All gardens are judged from the footpath and the Mayor commended the winners on their efforts and skills in making Marlfield a very pleasant place to live.