Pride of Place

Limerick City and County Council invite expressions of interest from local community groups who wish to be nominated to the 2024 IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland.

This annual all-island competition is run in conjunction with local authorities and aims to recognise improvements made by local communities to create civic pride in their area. The Pride of Place Competition celebrates the efforts and endeavours of communities throughout Ireland, to make their place the best place to live. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve the daily lives of people in their communities.

Previous Winners

Limerick has an impressive track record of success in this competition. Limerick’s previous competition winners were:

  • 2023 - Killeedy Community Projects, First Place Winner in the <500 Population Category along with Southill HUB, Runner-up Winner Urban Neighbourhoods/Villages <3000

  • 2022 - West End Youth Centre, First Place Winner in the Community Based Youth Led Initiative, along with Runners-up awards for St Munchins Community Centre in the Community Resilience category and Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council CLG in the Community Population 300 - 1,000 category

  • 2021 – Draw Out Limerick, Runner-up in the Creative Place Initiative category and Lough Gur Development Co-operative Society, Runner-up in the Community Tourism Initiative category

  • 2020 - Rathkeale Pre-Social Cohesion Project, First Place Winner in the 1,000 – 2,000 population category

  • 2019 - Abbeyfeale Community Council, Runner-up in the 2,500-5,000 population category

  • 2018 - First Place Winner, The Children’s Grief Centre under the Communities Reaching Out Initiative, along with Runners Up awards for Limerick Civic Trust in the Creative Place Initiative and Kilmeedy in the 0-300 population category.

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Competition Process 2024:

  • Groups interested in being considered for nomination are asked to complete the required Expression of Interest form, together with an entry photograph, see link below, and return by Friday, 26th April 2024.
  • The Expressions of Interest will be assessed, per category, based on the Co-operation Ireland criteria.
  • Applicants will be informed as to whether they have been selected to compete at all-island level by Wednesday, 8th May 2024.
  • Nominated groups will be required to make a summary submission by Friday, 7th June 2024.
  • Applicants will be judged on their summary submission. 
  • Judging season – June/September 2024.
  • Awards Ceremony – Saturday, 2nd November 2024

Limerick City and County Council may nominate one group only per category and a maximum of 5 groups overall.

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Entry Criteria 2024:

The competition caters for Urban and Rural Communities which have different categories of entrants in each.

Category Population
1 0 - 300
2 300 - 1,000
3 1,000 - 2,000
4 2,000 - 5,000
5 Population Over 5,000
Category Theme
6 Creative Communities 
7 Climate Action & Biodiversity
8 Community Youth Initiative
9 Inclusive Communities
10 Community Wellbeing Initiative
11 Community Tourism Initiative
12 Age Friendly Communities
Category Non-Population
*13 Urban Neighbourhoods / Housing Estates

*The last named category is not population specific

Cities Competition
Category Population
1 Urban Neighbourhoods / Village under 3,000
2 Urban Neighbourhoods / Village over 3,000
Category Theme
3 Creative Communities
4 Climate Action & Biodiversity
5 Community Youth Initiative
6 Inclusive Communities
7 Community Wellbeing Initiative

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How to enter:

Please complete the Expressions of Interest form and forward (preferably by email) to

or by post to:

Pride of Place Liaison Officer
Community Development Department
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant’s Quay
V94 EH90

For further information, please email

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Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of expression of interests is close of business on Friday, 26th April 2024.

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Urban and Rural Community Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90