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Showing pride in one’s community

Clare County Council is seeking out local communities, projects and housing estates interested in representing Clare in the 2017 IPB Pride of Place competition. The annual all-island competition, which is run in association with Co-operation Ireland and local authorities North and South, aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society along with generating awareness, respect and inclusion for every facet of society. Clare County Council Rural Development Directorate may nominate one group per category, providing the total number nominated does not exceed five. Judging for Pride of Place 2017 takes place between June and August, with winners, runners up and special award recipients receiving a trophy and a small monetary prize at November’s awards ceremony. There are 11 categories under which communities can enter. They include three themes: Community based Youth Initiative, Creative Place Initiative, Communities Reaching Out Initiative and five population categories for locations with less than 300 people; 300-1000 people; 1,000-2,000 people; 2,000-5,000 …

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Clare Community Awards Night

The presentation of awards in the 2016 “Clare in Bloom”, “Best Kept Local Authority Estate” and ‘Pride of Place’ competitions will be held at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis on Monday, October 10. The annual Community Awards Night will be hosted by the Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council and the County’s Elected Members following their October Monthly Meeting. The ‘Clare in Bloom’ competition is a motivational mechanism for local community groups throughout the county to enhance the visual impact of their towns and villages by means of flower, tree and shrub planting schemes. Tuamgraney Development Association was named overall winner of last year’s competition, while the Mayor’s Environmental Award was presented to Doonbeg Tidy Towns. In 2015, 22 local authority residents associations around Clare were honoured in the ‘Best Kept Local Authority Estate’ competition. The overall winner was Marian Estate, Kilkee which was awarded an engraved limestone plaque and the Mary Hennessy Memorial Award. The annual awards ceremony will …

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Clare projects vie for pride of place

Ogonnelloe Exchange and Clare Bus today (Tuesday) underwent judging in the 2016 IPB Pride of Place Competition. Nominated by Clare County Council, the projects are hoping to replicate the numerous local successes in the competition during recent years, including Doonbeg Community Development’s first place award in 2015, Killaloe and Tuamgraney’s runner-Up finishes in 2014 and Miltown Malbay’s first place award in 2013. Run by Co-Operation Ireland in conjunction with local authorities north and south of the border, the Pride of Place competition aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society. Pride of Place Judges Donal Connolly and William Beattie visited Clare Bus in Feakle and Ogonnelloe to discover more about the projects during Tuesday. Clare Bus is a registered business name of Clare Accessible Transport. It began operating in 2003 with one easy access bus operating in East Clare. Steady progress has led to a network of flexible services throughout Clare and parts of South …

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