People from all corners of Ireland gathered in Armagh City Hotel on Friday last for this year’s highly anticipated Pride of Place awards. Now in its 21st Year, the prestigious awards honour the remarkable contributions of individuals and community groups dedicated to improving their local communities.
Cork County Council had five community nominations in this year’s competition and achieved remarkable success winning the overall prestigious award for ‘Council Community Engagement’. Banteer Community Group took home the award for ‘Holistic Community Well Being’, Youghal Tidy Towns and Rylane Community Park Association were special award winners, while Clonakilty Tidy Towns came runner up in the category for ‘Climate Action and Biodiversity’. Boherbue Tidy Towns were also nominated in Category 1 (Population 0-500).
The competition which is sponsored by IPB Insurance and run by Co-operation Ireland, is based on communities demonstrating directly to the judges their pride in their place by oral presentations where they highlight community activities, culture and many other aspects that contribute to their pride of place.
Congratulating the winners, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn said,
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Valerie O’Sullivan added