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Pride in Our Community 2023 Competition Launched in Cork

Upper Glanmire was the location for the Cork City launch of the 2023 Pride in Our Community competition by The Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Deirdre Forde.

The Pride in our Community competition is organised by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre and sponsored by Cork County Council and Cork City Council.

Speaking at the Launch, the Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Forde commented that “it was fitting that the launch was in Upper Glanmire as it was the winner of the overall 2022 Pride of Cork City award and that she was proud and delighted that Cork City Council continues to support this wonderful competition.” 

Cork City Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer, Mary Walsh encouraged community and voluntary groups from Cork City to “enter the competition which recognises and rewards community groups who develop new or existing local amenities and projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community.”

Sean Holland of Muintir na Tíre said that he would like to thank Cork County Council and Cork City Council for their support and that “community and voluntary groups could enter if they have developed or are in the process of improving amenities in their local community.”

Sean went on to give examples of the types of projects previously entered: Community walks and trails, Playgrounds, Community Fields, Community Centre renovations, Upgrades to monuments and amenity areas, River clean-ups, Community Signs, Murals, Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments, Graveyard restoration, Floral displays on streetscape, all weather facilities, tree planting, Floral bedding, etc. He said the list is endless and community groups should feel free to enter new and innovative projects.

Groups can enter online by visiting

The closing date is June 1 2023.

Source: Cork City Council

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