County Clare continued its impressive track record of success in the IPB Pride of Place Competition at the 16th annual awards ceremony held at Cork City Hall on Saturday night (17 November 2018).
Shannon was named overall winner of Category 5 for population centres of over 5,000 people with Buncrana (Donegal) and Youghal (Cork) named Runners Up.
Shannon was among four communities nominated by Clare County Council to participate in this year’s competition. Clare was also represented by Spanish Point (Islands & Coastal Communities), Quin Village Tidy Towns (Population Category 3 – population from 1,000 to 2,000) and the Castle Bog Walk project in Kilkishen (Community Wellbeing Initiative). There was further success for Clare on the night with Quin and Spanish Point being named Runners Up in their respective categories.
Mayor of Clare Cllr. Michael Begley joined more than 800 members of communities from all over Ireland at the annual awards ceremony. He has congratulated Shannon on following in the footsteps of Doonbeg and Miltown Malbay who have also been named category winners in recent years.