Enniscrone honoured at Pride of Place
Enniscrone was a prizewinner at the recent Pride of Place Awards.
The winners of the Irish Public Bodies (IPB) Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland were announced last week at a gala awards ceremony in Letterkenny. The awards acknowledge the achievements and the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development.
Enniscrone, Co Sligo took the runner up award in Category three, which is for villages with a population of between 1000 and 2000 people.
Sponsored by IPB, the Pride of Place competition was initiated 15 years ago through a Co-operation Ireland programme to acknowledge the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development.
It has grown into the largest competition recognising community development achievements on the island of Ireland.
Cllr. Joe Queenan, Chairperson of Enniscrone Events Committee who led the event in Enniscrone Stated: "Enniscrone is very pleased to receive recognition at this wonderful event.
"It was heartening to see so many community groups turn out on the day to showcase Enniscrone so successfully on a national stage. This award is testament to the strength of our local community."
The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon added his congratulations, saying "The Pride of Place Awards are an excellent opportunity for towns and villages to showcase their communities. This success was fully deserved and will inspire Enniscrone community to keep their outstanding work."
RTE presenter Aengus MacGrianna hosted the ceremony, which was attended by over 800 people. Donegal County Council hosted the evening and celebrated Irish musicians Donal Lunney and Paddy Glackin entertained the audience before the winners were announced.
During the ceremony awards were announced in the main competition, the cities competition and special awards, ranging from groups supporting small rural communities to those involved in large inner city housing estates.