Pride of Place shortlist for Kerry projects

Nominated: Dingle Food Festival. Included are Graham Murray and Cristina Ni Mhortain and,at back, Aussie Barrett, Joan Maguire, Finn MacDonnell, Justin Burgess, Ron MacDonnell, Martin Bealin and Seamus Fitzgerald.
Picture: Don MacMonagle

THREE Kerry projects have been nominated for this year’s Pride of Place awards which will be presented this Saturday.

Ireland’s largest community awards ceremony – which was due to be hosted by Kerry County Council this year – will instead be held online to honour communities for their work during the Covid-19 crisis. RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey will host the event and the awards will be streamed at

Dubbed the Oscars of the community sector, the Pride of Place awards is an annual competition organised by Co-operation Ireland and sponsored by IPB Insurance.

It promotes and celebrates the best in community development and recognises the selfless efforts of people in making their local area a better place to live, work and socialise.

Here is your host: Marty Morrissey

Kerry County Council has nominated three groups for making a significant contribution to improving their neighbourhood by working collectively.

They nominees are Dingle Food Festival Committee, Childer’s Park and Woodlands in Listowel and Valentia Island Development Company who are among the 82 groups to have been nominated in 2020.

Pride of Place Chairperson, Tom Dowling, said the awards are about recognising and celebrating the extraordinary, inspirational and tireless work being done by communities all over the Island of Ireland as they strive to make their place a better place in which to live.

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