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O’Shea encourages communities to get involved in ‘Pride in Our Community’

O’Shea encourages communities to get involved in ‘Pride in Our Community’

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has encouraged community groups and organisations across the county to enter the 2019 ‘Pride in Our Community’ competition, which is celebrating its 14th year.  

The competition, organised by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire in conjunction with Cork County Council, encourages communities to display the best of their area by developing sustainable amenities that benefit the entire community. 

Over the years, the competition has developed from a small idea to the very successful and popular competition that it is today with a prize fund of over €10,000, with dozens of groups expected to take part again this year.  

The Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, officially launched the 2019 ‘Pride in Our Community’ competition in County Hall in early April in front of a large crowd which included many County Councillors and representatives of community groups from all over County Cork. 

Through this competition, Muintir na Tire recognises and acknowledges the hard work of all the community organisations involved around the County and this in turn supports the work of development work of Cork County Council. The competition also seeks to make people aware of their environment, to continue the overall development of their areas and to encourage litter free communities. 

The competition is open to all communities in County Cork, big and small, and the special Youth Award for Youth groups is a new initiative to encourage young people to help out with improving and developing amenities. There is also a Small Village Award, a Best Large Town in Each Division, Best Heritage Project, Most Eco-Friendly Project, Social Inclusion Award, Best New Entry, Best Tourism Project, Best Maintained Existing Project, Healthy Town/Village Award, and Innovation and Creativity. 

Encouraging communities to enter the competition, Cllr. O’Shea said, “the ‘Pride in Our Community’ competition has gone from strength-to-strength over the last 14 years and I would urge all communities across County Cork in the process of improving their amenities to enter the competition. 

Celebrating the various amenities and new projects in communities here in Cork is very important as their benefits are manifold. As well as benefiting the quality of life for local residents, for instance, it is very positive in terms of promoting tourism in the region.” 

For a brochure/entry form, contact 021-4500688 or visit A full list of terms and conditions for the competition is below: 

  • The Muintir na Tire Amenity Project competition is organised by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire in conjunction with Cork County Council. 
  • The competition is open for entries from all Community Groups in County Cork Ireland. 
  • Entries will be accepted via the online application form. Entry to the competition is free of charge. 
  • Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and our partners will not be responsible for lost or late entries or attempted entries or for internet, computer hardware and software, and/or any other technical errors, or delays that may prevent entry to the competition before the stated deadline. It is the responsibility of the entrant to submit the Entry form in time and in compliance with the rules of the competition. 
  • Entrants agree that Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and our partners will not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the competition or subsequent acceptance or prize(s). 
  • Entrants agree that Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and our partners will not be liable in any way for any false claims, inaccuracies, copyrighted or illegal content contained in associated information links or external websites. 
  • The competition runs from July to August and the deadline for submission entry forms is June 8th 2019. 
  • Entries in either the English or Irish language will be accepted and all projects will be considered equally. 
  • Winning entries will be announced during the awards Ceremony in Late October 2019 
  • The judges decision is final in all matters. 
  • Prizewinners agree to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and our partners. 
  • It is the responsibility of the local group to obtain all necessary permissions and releases from all persons (including parental consent from the parent/guardian of any children) appearing in any associated photos/still images, ensuring they are fully aware of the nature of the competition and subsequent use and display (including online) of the video entries by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire our partners and potentially the media and general public (e.g. sharing the YouTube video links via Twitter, Facebook etc.). 
  • Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire reserves the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time. 
  • By submitting your Entry Form you agree to the above terms and conditions.