PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Limerick Going for Gold awards ceremony

THERE were celebrations this week as communities from across the city and its environs were honoured at the final of the Limerick Going for Gold competition.

Ten finalists made it through to the latter stages of the Limerick Going for Gold competition, the winner of which was unveiled in City Hall this week.

Janesboro which incorporates more than 500 homes, beat off stiff competition from nine other finalists in the grand final of the competition which began last month.

Six of the finalists were selected through a public text-vote and the remaining four ‘wildcards’ were selected by judging panel.

“I’m delighted, elated, it means an awful lot, it was for Janesboro and for all the businesses around the area that have supported us,” said Leslie Cunningham, chairperson of the Janesboro Tidy Towns committee moments after she received a cheque for €15,000.

Annacotty was second while Caherdavin was third.

The Limerick Leader-backed competition had a total prize fund of €50,000 and was funded by the JP McManus charitable foundation.

This year more than 60 community groups took part in the competition.

Our photographers were on hand to capture the excitement of the awards ceremony in City Hall this Tuesday, which can be seen in this special picture slideshow above.

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