Mun­ster run­ner-up plac­ing for Castleis­land in the 2018 En­ter­prise Town com­pe­ti­tion

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Bank of Ire­land Na­tional En­ter­prise Town Awards Cer­e­mony took place at the Lyrath Ho­tel, Kilkenny, on Wed­nes­day last.

Castleis­land was one of the 80 towns in­volved in the com­pe­ti­tion, which was co-or­di­nated lo­cally by the Castleis­land Cham­ber Al­liance.

Castleis­land was awarded the run­ner-up place in Mun­ster with a pop­u­la­tion of un­der 3,000.

For its re­gional run­ner-up plac­ing – to Cashel, County Tip­per­ary – Castleis­land re­ceived a cash prize of €1,000 and a framed cer­tifi­cate.

The clubs and busi­nesses in the area turned on the style – and it was style with sub­stance – on the day in a show of the strength and unity which makes the com­mu­nity tick.

The judg­ing panel of Deirdre Shine, Tom Hayes and Ed­die Breen left with a very favourable im­pres­sion of the town and its peo­ple.

The Bank of Ire­land Na­tional En­ter­prise Town Awards recog­nises and re­wards towns and vil­lages where busi­nesses and com­mu­ni­ties come to­gether to show­case the spirit of en­ter­prise in their lo­cal area. The over­all win­ner, Let­terkenny, re­ceived a cash prize of €33,000.

The judg­ing started in Au­gust and con­tin­ued un­til late Oc­to­ber, 2018. The judges vis­ited Castleis­land at the start of Oc­to­ber and were glow­ing in their praise of what they found here.

Photo by John Reidy

The judges pre­pare to de­part after their tour of in­spec­tion in Castleis­land in Oc­to­ber. Pic­tured were: Deirdre Shine and Ed­die Breen, judges; Mark McEl­lig­ott, Castleis­land Cham­ber Al­liance; Donal Barry, Edi­tor Out­look Pub­li­ca­tions; Tom Hayes, judge; Jeremy Burke, PRO; and Pa­tri­cia Walsh, Chair­per­son Castleis­land Cham­ber Al­liance.

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