Community projects win out in 15th Pride of Place awards
The winners of the 15th annual IPB Pride of Place Awards, in association with Co-operation Ireland, were announced on Saturday at a Gala Awards Ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny, County Donegal.
Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the high-quality work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.
Each year local authorities from across Ireland have the opportunity to nominate up to a maximum of five groups in their area who they believe have made an outstanding contribution to supporting and strengthening their local community.
In 2017, South Dublin County Council nominated Community Groups in five of the Award categories, with all nominated projects putting in a fantastic effort and impressing the Judges when they visited the County in July:
Category 1 – Population Size: 0-300
Brittas and District Residents Association,
Category 2 – Population Size: 300-1000
Glenasmole Community Association,
Category 6 – Community Based Youth Initiative
Fettercairn Youth Horse Project
Category 7 – Creative Place Initiative
Tallaght Community Arts
Category 11 – Urban Neighbourhoods
Ballyroan Community and Youth Centre,
All the effort paid off and it was met with great delight that two of the South Dublin Community Projects had won awards, with Tallaght Community Arts picking up a Runner-Up Award in the Category 7: Creative Place Initiative and Ballyroan Community and Youth Centre, Ballyroan Community picking up a Runner-Up Award in Category 11: Urban Neighbourhoods.
“South Dublin County Council would like to thank and congratulate all five community projects that represented the county in this year’s competition – their efforts and achievements have made both their local communities and the entire county proud,” said a council spokesperson