Pride of Place All - Island Awards 2013

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The annual Irish Public Bodies All-Island Pride of Place Awards were announced this weekend in Derry.
The All-Island Pride of Place Competition recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community partnerships make to society. The focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area. It differs from other similar projects in that they specifically recognise the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban regeneration including, promoting social cohesion, involvement in planning, the promotion of heritage and environmental awareness.
Harold’s Cross Community Council, Dublin received the top award in Category 2 of the Cities Competition, which is for communities with a population of more than 1000 people.

Localise – The Garden of Hope, a haven for residents of a local hostel in Dublin also received one of only two Special Awards in the Cities Competition. The work was carried out by students of an inner city college in partnership with the Simon community, who is the beneficiary of this inspired piece of work.
Bernie Lillis, Litter Prevention officer with Dublin City Council said “Dublin City Council acknowledges the efforts made and commitment shown by all the communities in preparing for and participating in the competition and sends warm congratulations to all the winners.”

The Competition is run by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with the Pride of Place Steering Committee and it is sponsored by Irish Public Bodies.