Bailte Slachtmhara aka the National Tidy Towns Competition is organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
It involves participating towns being rated on all aspects of their local environment. Each year it attracts more than 700 communities who compete for a cash award and the title of Ireland's Tidiest Town.
The Tidy Towns competition is launched each year in March/April. Judging takes place in June, July and August each year and the results are announced at the National Awards Ceremony in September.
For more information see: http://www.tidytowns.ie/about-us/history/