Communities take Pride of Place

Two villages and two organisations which epitomise civic excellence in Limerick will don their county jerseys and compete in the IPB Pride of Place Competition this summer, it has been announced. The villages of Murroe and Broadford, as well as Limerick Youth Theatre and Liskennett Farm in Granagh, have been selected as county representatives in the annual competition for 2016.
The all-island competition, which is run in conjunction with local authorities north and south, aims to recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that communities make to society, along with gener-ating awareness, respect and inclusion for every facet of society. Judging takes place between June and August.
Limerick has an impressive track record in the competition, with Kilteely having received a first-place award last year, Kings Island taking a Special Award in 2014, and Castleview Residents’ Association, Newcastle West in 2013. Previous runners-up include Scanlon Park, Castleconnell, Rad-harc na Cille, Kilmallock, Moyross Residents’ Forum and Limerick Youth Service.
Limerick Youth Theatre will this year fly the flag in the ‘Community Arts Initiative – City category’, with Broadford Dev-elopment Association selected in the 0-300, and Murroe in the 1,000 to 2,000 population cate-gories. Liskenett Farm was chosen for the ‘Comm-unities Reaching Out Initiative’ grouping.