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Success at Pride of Place Awards – Banteer Wins ‘Holistic Community Well Being’ Category

Success at Pride of Place Awards – Banteer Wins ‘Holistic Community Well Being’ Category

– Banteer Wins ‘Holistic Community Well Being’ Category

People from all corners of Ireland gathered in Armagh City Hotel on Friday last for this year’s highly anticipated Pride of Place awards.  Now in its 21st Year, the prestigious awards honour the remarkable contributions of individuals and community groups dedicated to improving their local communities.  

Cork County Council had five community nominations in this year’s competition and achieved remarkable success winning the overall prestigious award for ‘Council Community Engagement’.

Banteer Community took home the award for ‘Holistic Community Well Being’

Youghal Tidy Towns and Rylane Community Park Association were special award winners

Clonakilty Tidy Towns came runner up in the category for ‘Climate Action and Biodiversity’.

Boherbue Tidy Towns were also nominated in Category 1 (Population 0-500).

Boherbue Tidy Towns who were nominated in Category 1 (Population 0-500). Pictured (L-R) Claire Barr, Cork County Council, Naill Healy, Director of Service, Cork County Council, Margaret Murphy, Boherbue Tidy Towns, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, Michael Cronin, Boherbue Tidy Towns

The competition which is sponsored by IPB Insurance and run by Co-operation Ireland, is based on communities demonstrating directly to the judges their pride in their place by oral presentations where they highlight community activities, culture and many other aspects that contribute to their pride of place. 

Congratulating the winners, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said, “It’s heartening to see the hard work and dedication these individuals have put into their communities recognised. The high standard of competition and the achievements of all the nominees recognised at Pride of Place is testament to their unwavering efforts and contribution, by working together they have made a real and practical difference in their localities. It’s a great honour to see their contributions be rewarded on such a public stage”.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Valerie O’Sullivan added “My congratulations to all the communities for their fantastic achievements, the awards they received tonight demonstrate their exceptional efforts and commitment to improving their communities. We are immensely proud that Cork County Council has been awarded the Community Engagement Award. We take great pride in our connection to our communities and will continue to further strengthen these partnerships into the future.” 

Rylane Community Park Association were winner of a special award. Pictured (L-R) Niall Healy, Director of Service, Cork County Council, Tom Dowling, Chair Pride of Place, Martina Casey, Rylane Community Park Association, Jill Armstrong Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Armagh, Theresa Dennehy, Rylane Community Park Association, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, John Horgan, Chair IPB.