Representatives from Willow Park Estate with Tom Dowling, Chairman Pride of Place Committee, Ronan Foley, CEO IPB Insurance, George Jones Chairman IPB Insurance, Cllr Mary Howard Leas Cathaoirleach Clare County Council, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora, Tom Coughlan, County Manager Clare County Council, John Bruton, Former Taoiseach and Deputy Chairman Co-operation Ireland and Peter Sheridan at the 13th Annual IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland at Tracey's West County Hotel Ennis.
Westmeath took a top prize in the annual IPB Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards, which were announced last night (14 November) at a glittering gala event in Ennis Co. Clare. More than 800 people from across the island filled the venue to hear the winners announced by RTE’s Ciana Campbell.
Willow Park Estate took runner up place in the main competition in the Housing Estates Category.
The Pride of Place Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of people who work tirelessly to create pride in their local area and a better place for local residents. Forty-three groups, ranging from those in small rural communities to groups in inner-city housing estates, took winning or runner up positions in the main and cities competitions. A further six groups received Special Awards, while one local authority received a special Council Award.