Is your community group interested in representing Mayo in the 2018 IPB Pride of Place competition?

Posted in Connect on March 27, 2018.

Are you proud of what your Community has achieved? Are you interested in highlighting the good work that has taken place?

Mayo County Council is inviting expressions of interest from community groups and projects interested in representing Mayo in the 2018 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.

There are eleven categories under which communities can enter. These include

  • Community Wellbeing Initiative
  • Community Tourism Initiative
  • Creative Place Initiative
  • Urban Neighbourhoods
  • Housing Estates
  • Islands and Coastal Communities
  • Five population categories for locations with less than 300 people; 300-1000 people; 1,000-2,000 people; 2,000-5,000 people and more than 5,000 people.

To enter simply submit a one paged typed summary setting out your community’s proposal and preferred category to Mary Costello, Pride of Place Coordinator, Community Engagement Unit, Cedar House, Moneen Road, Castlebar or Proposals will be assessed based on the Co-Operation Ireland criteria available at or from Mayo County Council.

The closing date for receipt of expression of interests is 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 18th April, 2018.

Judging for Pride of Place 2018 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 in Cork City Hall on Saturday, 17 November 2018.

‘We are very proud of Mayo’s strong representation in this competition over the years reflecting the deep pride of Mayo communities in their place, their commitment to inclusion and their great capacity to work in partnership with the local authority and other organisations. Last year was particularly good for Mayo with the community of Attymass taking the top spot nationally in the 0-300 population category and we are looking forward to this year’s nominees, said Síofra Kilcullen, Head of Community Engagement, Mayo County Council.

All applicants will be informed by early May as to whether they have been nominated to compete at All-island level.


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