Pride of Place Competition

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.

  • Pride of Place 2020

Limerick has an impressive track record of success in this competition. Limerick’s previous competition winners were: in 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; in 2018, First Place Award, 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.

Entry Criteria 2021

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

Over 5,000

Category

Theme

6

Creative Place Initiative

7

Community Wellbeing Initiative

8

Community Resilience

9

Community Tourism Initiative

Category

Non-Population

10

Housing Estates

11

Islands and Coastal Communities

12

Urban Neighbourhoods*

*An urban neighbourhood is a defined area of a city, town or suburban place

Cities Competition

Category

Population

1

Urban Neighbourhoods under 3,000

2

Urban Neighbourhoods over 3,000

Category

Theme

3

Creative Place Initiative

4

Community Wellbeing Initiative

5

Community Resilience

6

Community Youth Led Initiative

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

For further information, please email: prideofplace@limerick.ie.

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

This service is provided by

Urban and Rural Community Development

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