West Cork winners at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition

Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Bandon Tidy Towns with the Best Town In West Cork Award

Posted on: 8th November, 2016

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Bandon Tidy Towns with the Best Town In West Cork Award

Community groups converged from all corners of Cork County to attend this year’s Pride in Our Community Awards in Oriel House Ballincollig last month. The judging team was very impressed with the high standard of the projects involved and found it very difficult to choose an overall winner. In the end Castlelyons Bridebridge scooped first place for their project involving the erection of a monument to Thomas Kent, taking home Best Small Village Project and the overall Pride Of County Cork Award.

There were a number of West Cork winners. Bandon took home the prize for Best project in a Large Town West Cork; Kinsale was awarded Winner of Best Heritage Project; Innishannon came second for a Social Inclusion Project; and Baltimore came in joint second place for Best Small Village Project.

The County Mayor Seamus McGrath praised the winners of all categories and indeed all who entered the competition this year. He said that it was great to see the effort being put in by community groups in developing projects that highlight the wonderful county we live in. He thanked Muintir na Tire for organising the competition and said “this great competition recognises and rewards community groups who develop new or existing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community”.

Sean Holland, Chairman of the organising committee, was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter-free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork and added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition next year.

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