Courtlands Residents Association wins top prize at City Neighbourhood Awards 2015

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh announced Courtlands Residents Association, Drumcondra, as the overall winner of the Dublin City Neighbourhood Awards 2015 at a ceremony held in Croke Park on Thursday 24th September 2015 at 7p.m. 

Speaking at the ceremony, An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh said, ”The residents of Courtlands are great neighbours.  Is daoine ar leith iad agus, ar ndóigh,  tá siad an-mórtasach as a gceantar féin.  They transformed their estate into a most wonderful landscaped area that is the envy of many neighbouring estates and I congratulate them for their achievement.  Tonight at this award ceremony, we have seen only a sample of how people improve their communities and we celebrate the efforts made by all.”

Bernie Lillis, Dublin City Council Litter Prevention Officer said, “Dublin City Neighbourhood Awards are all about acknowledging the hundreds of hours of voluntary work done by people in communities all over Dublin.  It recognises the work done by individuals, residents, businesses and schools in this city to create vibrant communities.  To receive the overall winner prize in a competition with 18 different categories is an outstanding achievement, well done to all but particularly Courtlands Residents Association”

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Notes to the Editor:

Courtlands Residents Association, Drumcondra, is this year’s worthy winner of the city wide competition and the association receives an award of €3,900.

Woodlawn Residents’ Association in Santry is the runner-up and receives a total prize fund of €2,200.

Walkinstown Green Social Enterprises Ltd, (WALK)  received the overall winner in the business category which included a cheque for €2,300 and a specially commissioned plaque.

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