Cork in hunt for community honours
Judging is continuing in the Cork region in a countrywide competition honouring the work of local communities.
Five locations in the county are in the process of being adjudicated for the Pride of Place competition.
The towns and villages represent five separate categories. They are Clonakilty, Whiddy Island, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge, and Mitchelstown.
They have all been nominated for the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017, a competition held in association with Co-Operation Ireland.
The Pride of Place competition, now in its 15th year, has enjoyed tremendous success and continues to grow in popularity. It acknowledges the great work carried out by communities all over the island of Ireland.
It also recognises the work undertaken to create viable, vibrant, and visible communities while giving local authorities the opportunity to participate in the heart of their communities and contribute to their growth.
Judging will take place over the course of three days, which commenced yesterday.
The judges are visiting each of the locations for between two and three hours.
Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Declan Hurley, said he and the council acknowledged the achievement of each community in receiving a nomination. “As always, Cork County Council is very proud to support our local communities,” he said.
“I would like to wish Clonakilty, Carrigtwohill, Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge, Mitchelstown, and Whiddy Island the very best of luck on their judging from myself and from the people of Cork.”
Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Community Council Ltd are in the population category between 300 and 1,000.
Carrigtwohill Community Council: between
5,000. Clonakilty: population greater than 5,000. Foresthall, Mitchelstown 2,000 and Community Council Ltd: community-based youth initiative
Whiddy Island: Islands & Coastal Communities category.
EN FETE: Crowds enjoy the Clonakilty Street Carnival in June. Clonakilty is nominated in the category for towns with a population of more than 5,000.