Carrigtwohill Selected to Represent Cork in This Year’s Pride of Place Competition

Recent meeting of the steering committee for Carrigtwohill Pride of Place 2017.

Carrigtwohill has been selected as the Cork Winner in the population under 5,000 category of this year’s Pride of Place Awards.
The town will now progress to compete in the All-Island Round of the competition in the hopes of winning the overall title for their category.
All of the clubs, organisations and businesses of Carrigtwohill will have a busy few months ahead as they prepare for their visit from the judges on 15 August. Judges from around the country will visit Carrigtwohill to examine the Trojan work and co-operation being carried out by the community.
A 30-minute presentation will introduce the judges to Carrigtwohill, with a showcase of all clubs and organisations following that in the Community Centre, rounded off with drop-in visits from the judges to important locations around the village. The competition is a vital chance to promote the valuable work being done in Carrigtwohill to a broader audience.
The IPB Pride of Place Awards, which began in 2003 is currently held in association with Co-operation Ireland, is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.
The coming weeks will see a series of meetings hosted in the Carrigtwohill Community Centre on Monday evenings. The steering committee for Carrigtwohill’s entry in this year’s Pride of Place competition have stressed that all are welcome to these meetings, particularly their next meeting on Monday 26 June at 8pm. Plans are being put in place to involve all aspects of the community in Carrigtwohill, with input from volunteers central to all activities.
Following that the Carrigtwohill Pride of Place Campaign 2017 will be officially launched at the Community Centre on the 5 July.