2016 Pride of Place

Limerick is celebrating on the double following two awards at the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2016. 

Broadford 2016
At the Pride of Place Awards ceremony, representatives from Broadford Development Association, Co. Limerick along with Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Irland & Tom Dowling, Chairman of the Pride of Place Committee. (Pic: Aaron McCracken)

The village of Broadford won the award in the 0 – 300 population category. The great work the local development association and various groups are doing have highlighted various projects being undertaken in the fight back against rural depopulation.

Liskennett Farm 2016
Representatives from Liskennett Farm – St Joseph’s Foundation, Co Limerick along with Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland, Tom Dowling, Chairman of the Pride of Place Committee and George Jones, Chairman IPB. (Pic: Aaron McCracken)

Liskennett Farm, run by St Joseph’s Foundation in Granagh, is a new development for children and adults with autism, which officially opened in September 2015. It incorporated and Equestrian Centre/ Open Farm, a day-centre and residential service and is committed ti improving and enriching the lives and opportunities of more than 900 children and adults with autism/ learning disabilities, while working with the local community to provide a multi-purpose facility for their needs. Liskennett Farm was given one of the Special Awards on the night.

A total of four Limerick groups and communities were shortlisted for the awards. In addition to the two winners, there was Murroe Community Council in the 1,000 to 2,000 population category and Limerick Youth Theatre in the Community Arts Initiative section.