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Glenarm success as world's most beautiful village needs to be built upon

8 October, 2015 - by Oliver McMullan

 Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has congratulated Glenarm on being voted the most beautiful small village in the world in an international competition.

 Mr McMullan said,

 “Glenarm won the International Challenge (Small) category in the Communities In Bloom contest during the 2015 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Canada, beating off stiff competition from several countries.

 “I would like to congratulate the people of Glenarm, especially the Glenarm Regeneration Strategy group on maintaining the village to the standard that has delivered them a global award.

 “Glenarm is a beautiful historic coastal village nestled in the heart of the Glens with a river, forest, a restored marina and Glenarm Castle, which included an amazing walled garden.

 “The Glenarm Regeneration Strategy has brought together partners including businesses, residents and industry to transform the village.

 "The work included adding limestone seating, clearing industrial spaces, tidying the cemetery and cleaning up the riverbank and walkways.

 “It is now important we build upon this success and use it to promote the Glens for tourism and maximise the potential of the natural beauty on our doorstep.”

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