Dromina Community Council have won the Innovation and Creativity Category at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their 1916 Project saw two plaques erected on the premises of two significant sites in the area. One was an ambush site and the other a safe-house site.
They commissioned a very impressive descriptive seat for 1916-2016 and this is situated beside the Remembrance Stone for those involved in WW1 (unveiled in 2000.)
Speaking at the Awards Muintir na Tire Chairperson Annette Lane praised them for their efforts.
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