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Saturday 19 January 2019

Locals celebrate Rathdrum's great win

Celebration of Rathdrum's Pride of Place win at Jacob's Well

Megan Pender, Rachael Pender and Philip O’Dwyer from the Order of Malta
Megan Pender, Rachael Pender and Philip O’Dwyer from the Order of Malta
Kathleen Kirwan, Helena Kennedy and Marian Murphy from Rathdrum Senior Citizens
Eddie Kennedy and Patricia Hughes from Rathdrum Community First Responders
Paddy Kinsella and PJ Kinsella from Rathdrum Christmas lights

Local community groups from throughout Rathdrum were present for the celebration night held in Jacob's Well marking Rathdrum's win in the Pride of Place Awards.

Rathdrum was crowned the best Urban Neighbourhood/Village with a population between 1,000 and 2,000 at the national Pride of Place awards on Saturday.

The Pride of Place awards celebrate the often unsung work of community groups that selflessly work to make local neighbourhoods a better place to live in, work in or visit. Organised by Co-operation Ireland and sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place awards see the country's local authorities, on both sides of the border, nominate outstanding projects that contribute to civic pride.

Cllr Pat Kennedy said: 'I would like to thank all those who volunteered and gave up their time to help make this possible. I would also like to thank Wicklow County Council for their cooperation and help. Most of all I would like to thank the community of Rathdrum for their support and their commitment to their town'.

Wicklow People

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