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Donegal Town named the winner of the IBP Pride of Place Award

By Go Visit Donegal ~ Published on: 04 December 2019

Donegal Town has been named the overall winner of the IBP Pride of Place Award for Population Category: 2000 – 5000.

The aim of the competition is to highlight the hard work done by people in their local communities.
The award was presented to Ernan and Mary Mc Gettigan from Donegal Town Community Chamber at a ceremony in the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny on Saturday night (30 Nov).

The judges thought the visit was stimulating and enjoyable. There was a large turnout of local businesses demonstrating the cohesion of this hard-working community. They were immediately aware of activities and events which crucially were delivered, in the main, by volunteers. Civic pride and enthusiasm are difficult to generate, as they require “buy in” from the local community. That this has been achieved is not in doubt. An excellent entry from an extremely enthusiastic group.

Pictured above(L-R): Seamus Neely - Chief Executive, Donegal County Council; Mary and Ernan McGettigan - Donegal Town Community Chamber; Mairead Cranly - Community Officer, Donegal County Council. Image © Donegal Town Community Chamber

To see the full list of 2019 winners, check out: prideofplace.ie/2019-winners

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