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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Castlelyons Bridebridge are overall winners of twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Members Of Castlelyons Bridebridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group receive the Pride of County Cork Award from Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Seamus McGrath at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel.
All the groups that participated in this year’s Pride in Our Community Competition converged from all corners of the county to attend the Awards ceremony in Oriel House Ballincollig. The judging team were very impressed this year with the high standard of the projects that were involved and found it very difficult to choose an overall winner but Castlelyons Bridebridge scooped first place in the Best Small Village Project and the  Pride Of County Cork Award. Their project involved the erection of a monument to Thomas Kent at Fr Ferris Park to honour all aspects of his life the rifle, rosary beads and pioneer badge, also included in the monument is a picture of Thomas with his brother William and also some poetry written by Thomas himself.
The County Mayor Seamus McGrath praised Pride of County Cork Winner Castlelyons Bridebridge, all the winners of the other categories and all those who entered the competition this year.  He said that it was great to see the effort being put in by community groups in developing projects that highlight the wonderful county we live in. He thanked Muintir na Tire for organising the competition and said ‘this great competition recognises and rewards community groups who develop new or existing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community’.

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

Ms Annette Lane of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life. It is no co-incidence he said that people travel the length and breadth of the county, visiting beauty spots – beautiful scenery which lifts their spirits and hearts. The impact that amenity projects developed are enormous she added
She thanked the County Mayor Seamus McGrath and Cork County Council for providing support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home.  He said these projects brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists.

Pride in Our Community 2016 Results.
Award/ Winners
Best project in a Large Town South Cork- Carrigtwohill
Best project in a Large Town North Cork Mitchelstown
Best project in a Large Town West Cork - Bandon
Joint Second Placed Best Heritage Project Saleen
Joint Second Placed Best Heritage Project Connonough
Winners Best Heritage Project Kinsale
Eco Friendly Project
Joint Second Place Eco Friendly Project Glounthaune
Joint Second Place Eco Friendly Project Ballincollig
Winners Eco Friendly Project Rosscarbery
Pride in our Community Awards 2016
Second Place Social Inclusion Project Innishannon
Winners Social Inclusion Project Bishopstown Curaheen
Second Place Best New Entry  Mount Uniacke
Winners Best New Entry Cuskinny Cobh
Second Place Best Tourism Project Oysterhaven
Winners Best Tourism Project Cobh
Second Placed Best Maintained Project Berrings
Winners Best Maintained Project Dripsey
Winners Healthy Village Project Riverstown
Second Place Most Creative Coolagown
Winners Most Creative Project Dromina
Second Placed 1916 Project Tullylease
Winners  1916 Project  Carrigaline
Joint Second Place Best Small Village Project Baltimore
Joint Second Place Best Small Village Project Rostellan
Winners Best Small Village Castlelyons Bridebridge

Overall Winner and Pride of County Cork 2016 Award Castlelyons Bridebridge


Full competition details are available from Cork County Muintir ná Tíre 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City Tel: 021-4500688  or email admin@muintircork.com


Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Carrigtwohil Tidy Towns with the Best Town In South Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Mitchelstown Community Council  with the Best Town In North Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Bandon Tidy Towns with the Best Town In West Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Lisa Murphy Environment Directorate presents Kinsale Tidy Towns with the Best Heritage Project Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Dr.Mary Stack Environment Directorate presents Rosscarbery Tidy Towns with the Best Eco Friendly Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Marie O Connor Environment Directorate presents members of Bishopstown Curraheen Youth Project with the Social Inclusion Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Paul Hartnett Environment Directorate presents Cobh Tidy Towns with the best New Entry Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Margaret Searson Muintir na Tire presents the Best Tourism Award to members of Cobh Tourism at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Seamus Forde Muintir na Tire presents the Best Maintained Project to members of Dripsey Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Brendan Scahill Community Work Department HSE South presents the Healthy Village Award to members of Riverstown Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Annette Lane Chairperson Muintir na Tire Cork presents the Most Creative Project  to members of Dromina Community Council at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Conor Nelligan Heritage Officer Cork County Council Presents the Best 1916 Project Award to Carrigaline Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel 

Mr Ted O Leary Senior Executive Officer Cork County Council presents the Best Small Village Award to members of Castlelyons Bridebridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

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