Limerick communities show Pride of Place

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Previous articleLimerick mourns an innovative business leaderNext articleLimerick is a hotspot for online prostitution John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLimerick communities show Pride of PlaceBy John Keogh – November 12, 2015 920 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img WhatsApp Facebook Marie Chavan (left) and John McCarthy (right) with Pride of Place judges Donal Connolly and Rita McNulty at KilteelyLIMERICK City, Bruff, Castleconnell and Kilteely will be hoping to secure Pride of Place success for Limerick at the annual awards ceremony taking place this weekend.Up to 1,000 people from all over Ireland will gather at the West County Hotel in Ennis this Saturday, November 14 for a ceremony hosted by Clare County Council and Co-operation Ireland, which runs the competition north and south of the border.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More than 100 groups nominated by local authorities all over the island of Ireland are participating in this year’s competition, which is regarded as Ireland’s most prestigious all-island community awards.Limerick City and County Council has this year nominated four communities to represent Limerick in IPB Pride of Place 2015.Kilteely is in the category for population centres of up to 300 people; Bruff-based BGM Community Council is included in the category for population centres over 2,000; the Tait House Community Enterprise has been nominated for the Age Friendly Initiative while Scanlon Park in Castleconnell is in line for the Housing Estates category.Limerick Pride of Place coordinator Bríd Burke said the event will bring together community representatives and local authorities from throughout the island of Ireland in a celebration of community spirit.“Limerick people living abroad will be able to monitor the progress of their local participating community groups online as the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on www.prideofplace.ie.”The four Limerick communities will be aiming to emulate the county’s most recent successes in the competition. Castleview Estate in Newcastle West claimed the top prize in its category in 2013 and the Limerick City based (CWELL) Community Wellness Empowerment Leadership and Life Skills group won a special award in 2014.BGM Community Council Ltd, established in 2006, is a democratically elected Community Council in Bruff, Grange and Meanus. It was instrumental in encouraging the CareBright Organisation to develop a pilot healthcare facility on the site of the former Microtherm factory site, and also played a key role in the development of the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre and the redevelopment of the former Ard Scoil Mhuire secondary school site.Scanlon Park in Castleconnell was built approximately 30 years ago with a second phase being added approximately 15 years later. There are almost 90 houses with a wide range of residents – young families and children, older residents and single people. There has been an active Residents Association for the last ten years, which has worked hard to develop the estate, particularly the landscaping.Tait House Community Enterprise (THCE), located at Collins Avenue on the Roxboro Road, has been nominated to participate in Pride of Place for its Outreach to the Elderly – Befriending Service, which is aimed at generating inclusion and equality for the older adults in Southill and beyond. The community organisation features collaborative relationships with other service providers thereby creating a centralised service hub in line with Limerick’s Age Friendly Programme.Kilteely has been officially recognised in Tidy Towns, Going for Gold and Limerick In Bloom competitions down through the years for its role in the development and improvement of the locality. Working with the people of the Parish of Kilteely Dromkeen, Limerick City and County Council and Ballyhoura Development, the local volunteers have developed a number of projects aimed at enhancing the local community.A live stream of the event is being hosted on www.prideofplace.ie and www.clare.ie from 7.30pm on Saturday. Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print TAGSBuffcastleconnellfeaturedKilteelylimerickLimerick CityPride of Place Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img

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