Limerick’s 2011 Pride of Place winners now hold their very own ceremony

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Members of the Cappamore four estates committee
THE CAPPAMORE estates committee were crowned national Pride of Place winners in 2011 but they are not sitting on their laurels.

THE CAPPAMORE estates committee were crowned national Pride of Place winners in 2011 but they are not sitting on their laurels.

A total of €40,000 was spent on landscaping to further improve the estates this year. Residents of Mullally Lawn and Grove, Inse Bui and Turagh Crescent raised over €4,000 from raffle, sale of work and family day. With the backing of Ballyhoura the work was carried out by Liberty Landscaping.

But they didn’t stop there. They have just organised their own House in Bloom competition with Limerick County Council. Estates liaison officer, Arthur Murphy, had the tough job of judging.

“I was very impressed with the overall appearance of the four estates. It is obvious that the great effort that the residents have made in their own private gardens has been transferred out on to the public green areas. All the residents are winners,” said Arthur. First place went to Martin Quish and he was awarded the perpetual trophy.

Veronica Keogh, estates committee, said it was such a success that they will hold it every year.

“The estates are looking beautiful. It has been a really good year, a lot of work has been done,” said Veronica. Cllr Noel Gleeson echoed this and praised the estates committee as they continue to go from strength to strength.

“Everyone - estates committee, residents, Ballyhoura, Tidy Towns and the CDA - all work together.”