MOYROSS, Foynes, the Castleview Housing Estate in Newcastle West, and Limerick Youth Service have been nominated by Limerick City and County Councils to represent Limerick in the 2013 IPB Pride of Place Competition.
The annual All-Island competition, which is run by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with local authorities north and south of the border, aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society.
Limerick’s most recent national success in the competition came in 2012 when Knockainey and St Munchin’s Family Resource Centre in Limerick City beat off stiff competition from all over the country to be crowned overall winners of their respective categories.
Castleconnell also claimed a second place prize at the national awards ceremony which was held at Thomond Park in November. Other previous local winners include Cappamore Housing Estates (2011), Galbally (2010), Glin (2009), Cappamore (2008) and Drumcollogher and District Respite Centre (2007)
This year, Foynes has been entered into the category for population centres of between 500 and 1,000 people, Moyross is participating in the category for population centres of 1,000 to 2,000 people, Limerick Youth Service is entered under the Youth and Enterprise category while Castleview Housing Estate in Newcastle West is participating in the Housing Estate category.
Judging in this year’s competition takes place on July 18 and 19.
2013 is the first year since Pride of Place was launched in 2003 that Limerick City and County Councils have united to promote the initiative locally, a move Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin says will “further strengthen Limerick’s strong record of success” in the competition.