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Local Groups Shortlisted for Pride of Place Awards

06 November 2015

Hopes are high for a number of community groups within the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey who have been shortlisted for the annual IPB Pride of Place Awards.

Organised by Cooperation Ireland and hosted by Clare County Council, the event is regarded as Ireland’s most prestigious all island community awards, and will take place on Saturday 14 November in Treacy’s West County Hotel, County Clare. 

Representatives of Burnside and District Community Group, Monkstown Community Association, Mayfield Community Association, Muck and More Allotment Association and Randalstown Arches will join more than 100 groups throughout the North and South of Ireland as they come together for this celebration of community spirit.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg comments; “These prestigious awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of community groups throughout Ireland and I am delighted that five of our groups within the Borough have been shortlisted. We are extremely proud of the work that all our community groups within the Borough do to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities”.

The IPB Pride of Place Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on www.prideofplace.ie and www.clare.ie from 7.30pm on Saturday 14 November 2015.