Westmeath County Council support and coordinate the pride of place programme at a local level with all Ireland coordination provided by Co-operation Ireland.
This initiative was put in place to celebrate and reward community development activity throughout the island of Ireland and to further encourage networking and information exchange between entrant groups.
To read more about Cooperation Ireland Pride of Place please visit their website at http://www.cooperationireland.org/whatwedo/prideofplace
The ‘Pride of Place’ competition is a great chance for local communities in County Westmeath to let Westmeath County Council know about the fantastic work, community spirit and collaboration that makes your village/area/estate/community one of the best places to live. Over the years, the Pride of Place competition has honoured the hard working people who come together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their area.
We are now asking for applications to enter the Pride of Place competition.
At this stage we are looking for a simple application that gives an overview (a summary of no more than 160 words) of your area, the work, dedication and collaborative approach which enhances this place and makes it a great place to live along with a good quality photo that captures your area. In order for us to get a good sense of these qualities in your area, please send in a high resolution photo, preferably by email in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org. This summary and picture could be used in the National competition booklet if successful.
Application Form available here Pride of Place Application 2020
Ballinahown was honoured at the annual Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place awards in Kilkenny on Saturday 30th November.
The village came runner up in the category: population of between 300 and 1000.