COMMUNITY SPIRIT SHINES AS PRIDE OF PLACE JUDGES VISIT CO MONAGHAN

28 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The sun may at times have been in short supply last Thursday and Friday, but its absence wasn’t noticed, as four outstanding Co Monaghan communities played host to the judges of this year’s Irish Public Bodies Pride of Place competition.

This prestigious event, which seeks to recognise the work that communities are doing all over Ireland, north and south, is now in its twelfth year.

It was started by Co-operation Ireland in consultation with the local authorities as a way to find communities that excel in creating places to which people are proud to say they belong, and reward them for their efforts.

Each year, local authorities nominate communities which they feel exemplify community spirit and what it can achieve – the competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.

“Monaghan Co Council once again had a host of wonderful communities and projects to choose from,” said Carol Lambe, the Council’s Pride of Place liaison officer.

“This year, we selected Greenan’s Cross to represent us in the 0-500 population category, and Doohamlet to represent us in the 500-2,000 population category.

“We also have two entries in the special issues categories, namely Largy College, Clones’s Let’s Get By Together project in the Community …

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