Pride of Place

2013 IPB Pride of Place Award Winners Announced

Limerick takes Top Prizes at All-Island Pride of Place Awards Ceremony

17 November 2013
 

Castleview Residents Association, Co Limerick took top prize in the annual IPB All-Island Pride of Place Awards announced at the gala ceremony in The Venue, Derry on Saturday (16 November). The received their award in Category 9, the Hosing Estates Category. Limerick also received two runners-up awards in the cities Competition - Moyross Residents Forum, Limerick got runner up in Category 2, for populations Population more than 1000 people, while Limerick Youth Service received the runner up award in Category 5, a Single Issue category for Enterprise and Youth Projects.

Speaking about Castleview Residents Association, the judges said, “The care and attention to detail on the day of the judges’ visit was unprecedented. All the public areas were maintained to a very high level and each individual house and garden was a credit to its owner or tenant. Furthermore the judges were delighted to learn of the excellent working relationship which now exists between the residents and the County Council and which is monitored on a regular basis. The hard work and diligence of the residents have transformed this estate and the concluding celebrations attended by a large gathering were indicative of a happy and united community.”

Minister Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, joined deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA, Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly Derry City Council, Co-operation Ireland Chairman Christopher Moran, Pride of Place Committee Chairman Tom Dowling and Chairman of IPB George Jones, sponsors of the event to present the group with their award.

During the evening, the Ministers congratulated the winner and paid tribute to all the participating groups who work tirelessly to create and promote pride in their cities, towns and villages.

Speaking at the awards the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, said: “I am pleased to recognise through the Pride of Place Awards the many people across the island of Ireland who are movingforward, making progress and committed to creating and promoting pride in their cities, towns and villages.

All the people and community groups nominated generate and foster pride in the community they serve. It is for this invaluable contribution to your local community that we consider it appropriate to acknowledge and celebrate the tangible difference you are making to society for the good of all our people.

I commend Co-operation Ireland for the Pride of Place awards and their work at building positive relationships at community level thorough the promotion of mutual respect and co-operation. The people nominated for awards are a shining example of the community spirit that exists in abundance across Ireland, with people committed to making a positive difference in their local community.”

Peter Sheridan Chief Executive of Co-operation Ireland said, “I congratulate everyone, and in particular the winners, who participated in this the 11th year of the Pride of Place Competition. The fact that we have reached this milestone is testament to the esteem in which the competition is held,celebrating the achievements and contribution that community groups make tolocal society. It is important to highlight the wonderful, selfless work that is going on in your communities”

He continued, “I am also delighted we were able to host the awards ceremonyin Derry~Londonderry during its tenure at UK City of Culture 2013 and I thank Derry City Council for hosting this wonderful awards ceremony, with more than 700 people in attendance. I also thank the main sponsor Irish Pubic Bodies (IPB) for their continued support of the competition.”

Derry City Council Mayor, Cllr Reilly said, “I am delighted that as part of the City of Culture celebrations we had the opportunity to host the 11th Annual Pride of Place Awards here in the city. Over the weekend we welcomed over 400 representatives from every county in Ireland to celebrate the vital contributions that community partnerships in every city and town throughoutIreland make to society every day. It is particular fitting that at the time when our city is undergoing a transformation that we had the opportunity to showcase to all corners of Ireland and one where community involvement in the City of Culture celebrations is at an all time high”.

The All-Island Pride of Place Competition recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community partnerships make to society. The focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area. It differs from other similar projects in that they specifically recognise the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban regeneration including, promoting social cohesion, involvement in planning, the promotion of heritage and environmental awareness.

The Competition is run by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with the Pride of Place Steering Committee and it is sponsored by IPB.

The winners are:

Main Competition:

Category 1 (Population up to 200 people)

Winner:  Clogher le Chéile, Co Donegal

Runner up: Caherdaniel, Co Kerry

Runner up: Hollywood, Co Wicklow

 

Category 2 (Population between 200 and 500 people)

Winner: Community of Donaghmoyne, Co Monaghan

Runner up: Kilcummin, Co Kerry

Runner up: St Mark’s Community Garden, South Dublin

 

Category 3 (Population between 500 and 1000 people)

Winner: Miltown Malbay Tidy Towns Committee, Co Clare   

Runner up: Kilmore Quay Community Dev Assoc, North Tipperary

Runner up: Horseleap Streamstown Community Association, Co W Meath

 

Category 4 (Population between 1000 and 2000 people)

Winner: Megargy and District Game & Conservation Society, Magherafelt

Runner up: Donoughmore Community Centre Ltd, Co Cork

Runner up: Seapatrick Community Association, Banbridge

 

Category 5 (Population more than 2000 people)

Winner: Ballina Pride of Place Steering Group, Co Mayo

Runner up: Portarlington, Co Laois

Runner up: Carlow Town, Co Carlow

Runner up: CIK Start (Community Initiative Kildare), Co Kildare   

 

Category 6 (Single Issue - Tourism Diaspora Initiative)

Winner: Beara Breifne Way, Co Cork

Runner up: New Ross Quayside Redevelopment, Co Wexford

Runner up: SlaneDevelopment Forum, Co Meath

 

Category 7 (Single Issue - Community Arts Initiative)

Winner: St Christopher’s Arts Programme, Co Longford

Runner up: Patrick Kavanagh Country, Co Monaghan

Runner up: Draíocht, Fingal

 

Category 8 (Single Issue - Enterprise and Youth Project)

Winner: Waterford County Comhairle na nÓg, Co Waterford         

Runner up: Kairos, Co Down

Runner up: Coderdojo Drogheda, Co Louth

 

Category 9 (Housing Estate - Not population specific)

Winner: Castleview Residents Association, Co Limerick

Runner up: Ballysally Housing Estate, Coleraine

Runner up: Garden City Residents Association, Co Meath

 

Islands (Island - Not population specific)

Winner: Valentia Island Development Company Ltd, Co Kerry

Runner up: Comharchumann Árainn Mhór, Co Donegal

Runner up: West Cork Islands Community Council, Co Cork                              

 

Livcom Nonimees                       

Carlow Town, Co Carlow                                                

Drogheda, Co Louth

New Ross Quayside Redevelopment, Co Wexford             

Co Clare

Oranmore Co Galway

Lisburn City

Hollywood, CoWicklow

                                   

Special Award         Killian Home Place Initiative, Co Longford

Special Award         Insight Inishowen, Co Donegal

 

Cities Competition

 

Category 1 (Population less than 1000 people)

Winner:    Blackmountain Action Group, Belfast

Runner up: Ballybane Community Sports & Men’s Shed Project, Galway

 

Category 2  (Population more than 1000 people)

Winner:    Harold’s Cross Community Council, Dublin

Runner up: Moyross Residents Forum, Limerick

 

Category 3 (Single Issue - Tourism Diaspora Initiative)

Winner: Shantalla Residents Association, Galway

 

Category 4 (Single Issue - Community Arts Initiative)

Winner: Top of the Hill 2010 Community Association, Derry/Londonderry

Runner up:  NICHE, Cork

 

Category 5  (Single Issue - Enterprise and Youth Project)

Winner: Lisburn Community Self Build, Lisburn

Runner up:  Limerick Youth Service, Limerick

 

Category 6 (Housing Estates - not population specific)

Winner: Ballybeg Estate, Waterford

Runner up: Nash’s Boreen Residents Group, Cork

 

Special Award:            TREO Port Lairge, Waterford

Special Award:             Localise – The Garden of Hope, Dublin

 

Winning Local Authority: Donegal County Council

Pride of Place is an all-island competition which is directed towards recognising improvements by local communities to create civic pride in their area. The competition focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their area.

The competition is hosted by Co-operation Ireland under its Local Authority Programme in conjunction with the all-island Local Authority Steering Forum comprising officials from authorities in both parts of Ireland.

In Pride of Place, community groups have the unique opportunity to showcase specific pride initiatives which will have long lasting and positive impacts on their society. Activities may include the development of community centres, the tackling of social exclusion issues, the establishment of residents associations or the provision of childcare facilities.

Please see Press Release attached for details of this year's Pride of Place Competition in Limerick.

   Press Release for Pride of Place 2013 (MS Word - 22 Kb)
    Press Release for details of this year's Pride of Place Competition in Limerick.

   Castleview Residents Assocation - Winners of the Housing Estates Category in Pride of Place Awards 2013 (PDF - 610 Kb)
    Castleview Residents Assocation - Winners of the Housing Estates Category in Pride of Place Awards 2013

   Limerick Youth Service - Runner Up in Single Issue category for Enterprise and Youth Projects at Pride of Place Awards Ceremony 2013. (PDF - 658 Kb)
    Limerick Youth Service - Runner Up in Single Issue category for Enterprise and Youth Projects at Pride of Place Awards Ceremony 2013.

   Moyross Residents Forum - Runners up in Category 2, for populations more than 1000 people at Pride of Place Awards Ceremony 2013. (PDF - 659 Kb)
    Moyross Residents Forum - Runners up in Category 2, for populations more than 1000 people at Pride of Place Awards Ceremony 2013.

Last update:10/12/2013

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