Oysterhaven Nohoval Residents Association have won runner up Best Tourism Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their project is at the Cush Beach Oysterhaven Belgooly is a series of information stands regarding local birds, butterflies, wildflowers and rocky shore life all situated along a path to the beach ending with a viewing area and seat. The beach is now fully wheelchair accessible.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’
Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition