Community Awards / Pride of Place
Pride of Place
Sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place competition was initiated 15 years ago through a Co-operation Ireland programme to acknowledge the invaluable work undertaken by communities and groups across the island of Ireland. It has grown into the largest competition recognising community development achievements.
2017 IPB Pride of Place Winners Announced
Kerry takes top spot in two of the main competition categories
The winners of the IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland were announced at a gala awards ceremony in Letterkenny on the 2nd of December. The awards acknowledge the achievements and the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development.
Glenbeigh in Kerry achieved the runner up position in category one, which is for villages with a population of less than 300 people. Kerry Social Farming Project also took the runner up spot in category eight, Community Reaching Out Initiative.
During the ceremony 49 awards were announced in the main competition, the cities competition and special awards, ranging from groups supporting small rural communities to those involved in large inner city housing estates.
The winners were presented with their awards by Minister Joe McHugh TD, Government Chief Whip & Minister of State for Gaeilge, An Ghaeltacht and the Islands, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland, Michael McGreal, Vice Chair IPB Insurance and Tom Dowling, Chairperson, Pride of Place Committee.