LIMERICK City and County Council has announced that four local projects have been entered into the 2022 Pride of Place competition.
St. Munchin Community Centre, West End Youth Centre, Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council and Adare Women’s 2020 Club have been chosen to represent Limerick in the following categories:
Community Resilience: St. Munchin Community Center
Youth-led community initiative: The West End Youth Center
Community population 300-1000: Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council CLG
Community Wellness Initiative: Adare Women’s 2020 Club
The Irish Public Bodies (IPB) Pride of Place Awards 2022 are awarded in association with Co-operation Ireland.
This year marks the 20e anniversary of the competition, which is an all-island competition organized in collaboration with local authorities in the North and South.
It aims to recognize and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society while generating awareness, respect and inclusion for all facets of society.
The aim of the competition is to recognize the work done every day by communities across the island of Ireland, recognizing the efforts of local people to create civic pride and make their communities enjoyable places to live.
The objective of the competition is to bring people together to change and improve the daily lives of people in their communities.
For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, the judges were able to meet nominated groups. Each group demonstrated the work of the group, its achievements and its impact on its community to the jury invited last month.
Congratulating all four Limerick bands, Limerick City and County Mayor Cllr Francis Foley said: “Bravo to the four bands involved for being nominated for the final. Each of them embodies the community spirit and “power” attitude synonymous with communities across the city and county by creating civic pride and making their communities better places to live. These four Limerick projects demonstrate how people can come together to shape, change and improve the daily lives of people in their communities. They also demonstrate a true partnership with the Council and show that all sections of the community can be included.
Eileen Humphreys, Urban and Rural Community Development, Limerick City and County Council, said: “Pride of Place connects the efforts and actions of communities, their representatives and the local authority to honor the