In 2016, the Local Authority Heritage Officer and Biodiversity Officer Network offered to establish and fund a special Pollinator Award in the national Tidy Towns competition. The team behind the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan are delighted to support this new way to create awareness of pollinators and increase pollinator-friendly habitats right across the country.

There has been an amazing reaction to this special award and reading about all the achievements and actions taken for pollinators in towns and villages across the country is truly inspirational.

A total of 140 towns and villages have entered the Pollinator Award competition since 2016, comprising wonderful projects, each improving and creating much-needed habitats for biodiversity and pollinating insects.

The judging process is always difficult as the standard is so high. Unfortunately capacity issues prevent us from sending feedback to each entrant, but we hope our newsletter below – about the 2017 competition – may provide some assistance for future applications.

We would like to thank you sincerely for all you are doing locally to help create a more pollinator-friendly Ireland, and wish you every success in 2019!

the Pollinator Plan team


Download our TidyTowns Local Authority Pollinator Award newsletter


Local Authority Pollinator Award Prize Fund: €9000

Overall Winner €1000

Regional Winner Small Town/Village: 4 winners receive €1000 each.

Regional Winner Large Town/Urban centre: 4 winners receive €1000 each.