Four Wexford projects on the Pride of Place shortlist for 2014
Four County Wexford groups have been nominated for Pride of Place Awards in recognition of their contribution to local communities.
Takling part in the All-Ireland competition are Southend Community in Maudlintown, Wexford; Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environmental Group; New Ross Allotments and Men's Shed, and Kilanerin/Ballyfad Community Development.
The Wexford groups were nominated by Wexford Council in different categories of the awards scheme which is run by Irish Public Bodies in association with Co-operation Ireland.
Judges Tom and Alison Dowling visited the four areas last week to view the work of the participating groups.
Southend Community is being recognised in the Urban Neighbourhoods section for its efforts in maintaining the maritime and sporting traditions of the area and generating community action and local pride.
Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environmental Group has been singled out for many years of work in developing and expanding a beautiful four acre village memorial park which is lovingly tended by volunteers .
Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Group is credited with breathing life back into the village centre with an ongoing regeneration project that has enjoyed enjoyed widespread help and support.
New additions include an award-winning, school garden, an indoor sports complex, a woodland walk, a horseshoe arena and a sheltered housing scheme.
New Ross Allotments is run by the County Council with the assistance of New Ross Allotment Group while the Men's Shed Project, located on the same site, is a community project where men can go to work and enjoy each other's company.
The results of the 2014 Pride of Place competition will be announced at an awards ceremony in Treacy's West County Hotel in Ennis, County Clare on November 15.
New Ross Standard