IPB Pride of Place, in association with Co-operation Ireland, was set up over 15 years ago. It gives local authorities a platform to acknowledge exceptional efforts made by community groups and to showcase them on a national stage, in an all-island competition.
In 2018 Leitrim County Council nominated 2 groups to represent Leitrim in this prestigious competition:
Comhairle na nÓg Liatroma represented us in the "Single Issue" Category with their campaign Use Your Brain Not Your Fists
Tullaghan represented us in the "Islands & Coastal Communities" Category
The Pride of Place Judges, Donal Connolly and William Beattie came to Leitrim on 23rd July, spending half a day with each group.
The community in Tullaghan turned out in force, showing all it has to offer and showcasing Leitrim's 4km stretch of coastline with undeniable pride! The judges were treated to transport around the area in a combination of classic cars and pony & trap.
Comhairle na nÓg's presentation in The Base Youth Cafe in Drumshanbo was testament to the wonderful young people we have in Leitrim. Their short film "Use Your Brain Not Your Fists" left both judges visibly moved.
Winners will be anounced at a gala event in Cork City Hall on 17th November.
“This unique competition is about showing respect and inclusion for every sector in our communities, young, old, rich or poor and creating communities to which the people are proud to say they belong”.