Cork in hunt for com­mu­nity hon­ours

Irish Examiner - County - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.