Limerick’s Golden Mile Competition

Limerick’s Golden Mile is a competition aimed at those living in rural County Limerick to identify interesting walks on their local roads.

The objective of the event is to encourage communities to identify their local, pleasant road scapes, and to promote best practice in the recording and management of rural heritage features associated with their chosen route.

The competition invites existing or new community groups to select a mile of county road that is safe for users and that has a sufficient variety of interests. This could include a mix of trees, hedgerows, stone walls, bridges, gates, stiles, old and new houses, farmyards and field entrances.
 

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The 'Golden Mile' consists of a one-mile stretch of a county/local road, for example 1604m.

The mile does not have to be a straight stretch of road, it could go straight through or right or left at a crossroad.  All county roads or local roads outside of the 60kmph speed limit are eligible to enter. Where there is no speed limit sign, that part of the road outside the village/town 'name plate' and beyond is eligible to take part.

Past winners have included Crean Development, Broadford Development Association, Kilmeedy Community Development Group Ltd., Croom Walking Club, Knocklong Tidy Towns Association, Barna Resident’s Association, Glengort National School and Ballyellian Walk Way.

The submissions will be assessed by an independent team of judges. The overall winner will receive the Golden Mile perpetual trophy and a cash prize. There will also be a number of category prizes and the walks will be promoted by the Council through its website and social media.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Limerick's Golden Mile Competition!

  • First Prize: Kilmallock Tidy Towns for the L1571 in Ballingaddy
  • Second Prize: Kilteely Tidy Towns for the L1154 in Kilteely
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First place winners Kilmallock Tidy Towns

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Second place winners Kilteely Tidy Towns

Limerick City and County Council would like to acknowledge the excellent work of all the communities that entered Limerick’s Golden Mile 2015 competition. An awards evening was held on Wednesday 9th December in conjunction with the Environment - Burial Grounds Competition.

Golden Mile Entrants 2015

For further information please contact:

Bernadette Collins Cassidy
Phone: +353 61 557236 / 557229
Email: bernadette.collins@limerick.ie / heritage@limerick.ie.