Two Mid Ulster villages have scooped awards at the 2015 Translink Ulster In Bloom competition.
Castlecaulfield took first place in the village category and Donaghmore was named runner-up in the same group, in the annual horticultural competition which encourages cities, towns and villages to look their best and boost civic pride through beautiful plant and floral displays.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, was at the ceremony to accept the award:
“The competition attracted more than 160 entries, so to have one of our villages win and a second be named runner-up is quite an achievement.
“It’s a credit to all those involved in helping to make both villages look so attractive, from council staff to local communities, and a tribute to their talent and perseverance, given the terrible weather this summer”.
Speaking at the results ceremony, Translink Board Member, Bernard Mitchell, said:
“Congratulations to all the 2015 Translink Ulster in Bloom winners and runners-up! Their hard work plays an important role in making Northern Ireland a top visitor destination, creating an excellent first impression on visitors here.
The Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition is organised by the Northern Ireland local Government Association (NILGA) and the awards were presented at the Tullylagan House Hotel in Cookstown.