Abbeyfeale shows Pride of Place

The community of Abbey-feale is busily preparing for the adjudication stage of the 2014 IPB Pride of Place Competition, which takes place next week. Run by Co-Operation Ireland, in conjunction with local authorities north and south of the border, the annual all-island initiative aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society. 2014 represents the first year that Limerick City and County Council as a new local authority has nominated groups to participate in the com-petition.

Feale Life in Abbeyfeale will have two and a half hours to present and take the judges through their projects next Monday, July 28th.

“Limerick City and County Council is delighted to have been able to nominate Feale Life for inclusion in this year’s competition,” commented Josephine Cotter Coughlan, Director of Services, Community.

She added: “The perfor-mance of Limerick’s Pride of Place participants in previous years is evidence of the depth and breadth of voluntary activity under-way in communities across the county. Judging day is a special occasion and represents an ideal oppor-tunity for the people of Abbeyfeale to show pride in their area by supporting organised events.”

Feale Life is competing in the ‘Eco Community Initiative’ category.

Limerick’s most recent national success in Pride of Place came in 2013 when Castleview Park, Newcas-tle West, Limerick Youth Service and Moyross won 1st and 2nd in their respec-tive categories, beating off stiff competition from all over the country.

The 2014 IPB Pride of Place award ceremony will be held at Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, in November. For more see www.prideof