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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Best Tourism Award for Cobh Sonia Statue at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition

Cobh Tourism have won Best Tourism Project Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their project was erection of a life size bronze statue of Irelands greatest ever athlete Sonia O Sullivan in her hometown of Cobh.

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’

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

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