Mayor of Limerick shows his pride in local community groups

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

LIMERICK’s representatives in the national Pride of Place Awards have been honoured at a reception, which was hosted at City Hall by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long.

LIMERICK’s representatives in the national Pride of Place Awards have been honoured at a reception, which was hosted at City Hall by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long.

Southill Family Resource Centre won one of the top prizes at the awards ceremony which took place in Gorey, County Wexford last month.

It was the overall winner in the “Community Health Initiative” category.

Set up more than a decade ago, the award winning Health Matters Naturally project is based in the Southill Family Resource Centre in O’Malley Park, Southill.

Limerick‘s Get BACk Challenge was also an award winner on the night , taking the second prize in the “Sport in the Community” section of the competition which recognises the selfless work being carried out in communities all over Ireland.

In total, four Limerick city projects from the community and voluntary sector were shortlisted in the finals of the Pride of Place competition.

The other organisations represented in the national finals were Limerick Civic Trust and the Moyross Residents’ Forum.

“These are four unique and very worthwhile projects which are a credit to their communities and the city,” said Mayor Long at the mayoral reception.