Kildare County Council Hosts Pride in Your Place Awards 2022
Community groups from across the county gathered at the Osprey Hotel in Naas last night for the annual Pride in your Place Awards Ceremony.
Hosted by Kildare County Council, the awards ceremony, now in it’s twenty seventh year recognises the tireless efforts of residents’ associations, community groups and young people in Local Authority and Approved Housing Body Estates in Kildare.
This year’s competition saw the introduction of new categories such as Climate Action Projects and Age Friendly Projects to reflect and reward the work being done in these areas.
Over thirty estates from all corners of the county entered the competition with almost half of those coming away with top prizes in their categories.
This year also saw seven young people receive a Youth Participation Award. This is the nineteenth year of Kildare County Council’s youth award scheme which sees young people’s contributions to their local communities being recognised.
Sonya Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Kildare County Council and Marian Higgins, Acting Director of Services in the Economic, Community & Cultural Department thanked the groups and individuals who had taken part for their work and achievements in their communities.
Kildare County Council, Pride in Your Place Results 2022
Category 1 (1-40 Houses)
Winner: Wheatfield Upper Ardclough
Category 2 (41 - 80 Houses)
Winner: Dunmurray Rise Kildare
Category 3 (80 + Houses)
Winner: Bishopsland Kildare
Community Development Project
Winner: Anne Street Prosperous
Age Friendly Project
Joint Winner: Castlefen Sallins
Joint Winner: William Pearse Terrace Castledermott
Climate Action Project
Winner: Ashgrove Derrinturn
Community Wellbeing Project
Winner: Ballyrow Athy
Best Kept Garden
Winner: Willie & Mary Coyle St Patricks Park Kill
Best Pollinator Friendly Garden
Mick & Clare Mitchel Mooretown Drive Rathcoffey
Youth Participation Award
Gearoid Kelly – Nominated by Clonmullion Residents Association
Luke Doogue – Nominated by Canal Walk Residents Association
Emma Finneran – Nominated by Wheatfield Upper Residents Association
Kierin Murphy – Nominated by Mooretown Drive Residents Association
Lexis Jessop – Nominated by Ashgrove Residents Association
Shannon O’Brien – Nominated by Bishopsland Awareness Committee
Abbey Nuala Doyle – Nominated by Moatview and New Line Grove Residents Association