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South Dublin Winners in the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2018

South Dublin Winners in the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2018

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South Dublin Winners in the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2018

The winners of the 16th annual IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland were announced on Saturday the 17th of November at a Gala Awards Ceremony in the Cork City Hall.

Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the high quality work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. Each year Local Authorities from across the island of Ireland have the opportunity to nominate up to a maximum of five groups in their area, who they believe have made an outstanding contribution to supporting and strengthening their local community.

In 2018, South Dublin County Council nominated Community Groups in four of the Award categories, with all nominated projects putting in a fantastic effort and impressing the Judges when they visited the County back in June:


Nominated Community Groups


Category 6, Creative Place Initiative:

Muintir Chrónáin - Áras Chrónáin

Category 7, Community Wellbeing Initiative:

The WEB Project

Category 8, Community Tourism Initiative:

Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Project

Category 11, Urban Neighbourhoods:

St Mark’s Youth Club – St Mark’s Parish, Tallaght


All the effort paid off and it was met with great delight to discover on Saturday night, that two of the South Dublin Community Projects had scooped awards with Muintir Chrónáin -Áras Chrónáin securing the Overall Winner Award in the Creative Place Initiative and St Mark’s Youth Club – St Mark’s Parish, Tallaght picking up the Runner Up Award in Urban Neighbourhoods.

South Dublin County Council would like to thank and congratulate all four community projects that represented the County in this year’s competition, their efforts and achievements done both their local communities and the entire County proud.




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IMAGE 1: Muintir Chrónáin- Áras Chrónáin collecting their Overall Winner Awards in Category 6, Creative Place Initiative. Names of the Muintir Chrónáin reps are: Brian Ó Gáibhín, Shay Mc Adam, Meadhbh Ní Cheallaigh, Bernardine Nic Giolla Phádraig

IMAGE 2: St Mark’s Youth Club – St Mark’s Parish, Tallaght collecting Runner Up in Category 11, Urban Neighbourhoods. Names of the St Marks reps are: Geraldine Morrissey, Linda Hickey, Jimmy Morrissey and Bobby Page

IMAGE 3: Two Pride of Place Awards for South Dublin Community Groups, Muintir Chrónáin- Áras Chrónáin and St Mark’s Youth Club – St Mark’s Parish

Names of those on the photos:  Paul Mc Alerney Senior Community Officer, SDCC; Brian Ó Gáibhín, Muintir Chrónáin;Geraldine Morrissey and Jimmy Morrissey St Mark’s Youth Club.


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About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.


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