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17/10/2021

Abbeyleix awarded silver medal at Entente Florale Europe competition

Abbeyleix awarded silver medal at Entente Florale Europe competition

Abbeyleix has done both Laois and Ireland proud in the European Entente Florale competition.

The town was awarded a silver medal on Friday, September 15 at the awards ceremony in Slovenia.

When announcing the award the host said: "You were one of the first rural towns in Ireland to get electricity and the Entente Florale judges found that you are still a shining light and for that you are awarded a silver medal."

Abbeyleix also took home the President's Prize for biodiversity for Abbeyleix Bog.

The awards show was broadcast live on YouTube for anyone to watch.

Congratulations to Abbeyleix. 

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