Lismore has participated in the Tidy Towns competition since the late 1980’s. Steady progress in the National Tidy Towns competition since the early days led to Lismore winning the South East Region Endeavour award in 1995 with an increase of 16 marks over the previous year’s results. That same year, the town was chosen to represent Ireland in the Entente Florale Competition and won bronze.

The success is thanks to the hard-working Lismore Tidy Towns core group, the volunteers on the Commuity Litter Roster who pick up litter daily throughout the spring and summer, staff and student of Blackwater Community School’s Green School Committee, Lismore outdoor staff Waterford City& Council,the business owners and residents who help maintain Lismore’s high standard of presentation.