Clon­akilty named among the world’s top 100 sus­tain­able des­ti­na­tions to visit

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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.

Pic­ture: Ge­orge Maguire

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.

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