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Kilkenny has once again come out top of the IBAL litter league following the announcement on Monday morning in Dublin that the Marble City is Ireland’s cleanest town, adding to September’s Tidy Towns award.

Colin Ahern, chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism had the following to say on the announcement

It is a great achievement to win this prestigious award for the third year in a row. Kilkenny is used to getting hat-tricks on the hurling pitch but it is great to see we are scoring off the pitch also.

This win is a culmination of hard work and commitment from local authorities, local businesses and community organisations such as Keep Kilkenny Beautiful working together.

There is a great team spirit in Kilkenny with each citizen taking pride in their city and working to make sure we put our best side out for the thousands of visitors who come here every year. The more people who visit us the better it is for the economy so it’s a win for everybody.

To the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful crew on the ground and all those who put the effort in to keep the streets of Kilkenny looking like they do, congratulations and keep up the good work!

Check out the full IBAL standings here (PDF)