Clonakilty named among the world’s top 100 sustainable destinations to visit
Clonakilty added another feather to its cap as one of the world’s Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.
The group Sustainable Clonakilty is behind i n i t i a t i ve s su ch as th e Co mm un it y Bi ke Scheme, Tidy Towns GIY, Community Garden, Fairtrade, Green Schools, and projects undertaken and encouraged by the County Council.
A director of the group, Cllr Paul Hayes, attended the Global Green Destinations Awards ceremony in Lisbon.
A lengthy submission on Clon’s achievements and continued progress on sustainability had been submitted by fellow director and businessman Michael O’Neill jnr.
Town mayor John Loughnan accepted the award from Mr Hayes on behalf of the West Cork town, and complimented Sustainable Clonakilty and all the other groups doing great things locally to raise awareness of the town’s responsibilities as regards climate change.
Community representatives at Emmet Square toasting Clonakilty’s inclusion in the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World: Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, Sustainable Clonakilty; Aoife White, Java Republic; David Daly, Tidy Towns; Paul Hayes, MCC, director of Sustainable Clonakilty presenting the award to Mayor John Loughnan; Tom and Dan O’Donovan, Clon Bike Scheme; Cath Russell, An Taisce Green Schools Co-ordinator; and Tom O’Donovan of Clon Bike Scheme.