Awards and Achievements

List of Achievements

Pauline Connolly

Dick Dowling's Cottage
Photo by Nick Skehan
Milltown Park
Courtesy of Nick Skehan
River Clare
Photo by Nick Skehan

National Tidy Towns

County Award Winners (19)

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,

2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016,

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

County Award Runners up (7)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Gold Medal (2)

2021. 2022

Silver Medal (3)

2016, 2017, 2019

Bronze Medal (5)

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

Winners, National Heritage Award, 2018 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Milltown’s Heritage Food Project

Regional Award


Belmont & Milltown National Schools

Loving Leftovers

Value Water Award (Milltown Tidy Towns)

Winners, 2016

Supervalu Tidy Town’s Community Heros, 2017 

Highly Commended

Sean Nestor (Milltown Tidy Towns)

Supervalu Tidy Town’s Hero Award, 2015

Frank Glynn (Milltown Tidy Towns)

Pakman Awards

Excellence in Waste Management & Recycling


Waste Prevention Award

Highly Commended


Galway County Council County Heritage Awards

Winner for the Jockey’s Monument (1686) Restoration, 2011 (Milltown Community Council)


National Pride of Place Awards

Runners up


Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards

Winners, Best Contribution to Heritage 2023 (Milltown Heritage Group) 

Winners, Tidy Town’s Recognition Award, 2021 (Milltown Tidy Towns)

Finalist, Culture and Diversity Award, 2020 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Finalist, Best Contribution to Heritage 2018 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Winners, Best Contribution to Heritage 2016 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Finalist, Best Contribution to Heritage Award, 2015 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Finalist, Environmental Award, 2014 (Milltown Tidy Towns)

Finalist, Arts & Culture Award, 2014 (Milltown Drama Society)

Finalist, Best Contribution to Heritage Award Award, 2014 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Finalist, Schools Contribution to Heritage Award, 2014 (Belmont National School)

Finalist, Best Contribution to Heritage, 2013 (Milltown Heritage Group)

Successful negotiations with farmers regarding river walk extension 2010

The County Mayors Awards 

Finalist, Best Contribution to Heritage, 2013 (Milltown Heritage Group)

National Bring Bank Award


FÁS Community Awards

Western Region – Special Merit Award

1999, 2002

Water Side Award

River Clare Walk (National Winners)


Gilbenkian Civic Trust Ireland

Environmental Awards 1998

River Clare Walk – National Finalists


Supervalu Endeavour Award

West Regional Winner


Ireland West Tourism

Environmental Quality Awards

River Clare Walk – County Award Winners


National Endeavour Award



National Heritage Week 2020 Awards 

County Galway Award Winners (Milltown Heritage Group)

Relearning Skills National Award (Runner’s up) (Milltown Heritage Group)


International Heritage Award 2020

The Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) won the Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) ‘Network of Archives’ award 2020 of which Milltown Heritage Group is a part of. The Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG), is a Special Interest Group of Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland).



This page was added on 24/09/2014.

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