Ashbourne

Pride of Place — Ratoath Municipal District Awards night

Thursday 2nd November, 2017

Meath County Council, Ashbourne Civic Offices

The Ashbourne Municipal District Pride of Place awards were held in the Ashbourne Civic Offices on Thursday night, 2nd Novemer, 2017.

Chairperson of Ashbourne Municipal District, Cllr. Sean Smith warmly welcomed the guests, which included local Councillors and representatives from 37 local groups. Cllr. Smith noted that the increase in the number of groups taking part in the Pride of Place competition is a real sign of the commitment the people of Ashbourne have in making their communities a better place to live.

Director of Services Ms Fiona Lawless congratulated all the groups present on their achievements over the last 12 months which demonstrates a real pride the people of Ashbourne Municipal District have in their locality.

The highlight of the night was the award for “Volunteer of the Year” which was awarded to Willie Cullen of Templekieran Cemetery Restoration Development & Heritage group.  Liam McCarthy collected the award on behalf of Willie and paid tribute to Willie who is generational native of the area, he devotes every day of the year, including Christmas Day, to the care and upkeep of the local cemetery. Willie ensures that the cemetery is always well kept and it is mainly due to his continued vigilance that the locality and cemetery gets full marks in the Anti-litter Campaign.

The following were the winners for Ashbourne Municipal District:

Youth Project
Ashbourne Youth Cafe 

Housing Estates Small
1st Place Churchview, Ardcath
2nd Place Beechgrove, Clonalvy 

Housing Estates Medium
Joint 1st Place Mountainview Residents, Stamullen
Joint 1st Place Johnswood Park
2nd Place White Ash Park, Ashbourne 

Housing Estates Large
1st Place Garden City & Crestwood
2nd Place The Briars, Ashbourne

Heritage
Ashbourne Historical Society 

Waterways Amenity
Ashbourne Tidy Towns 

Best Shop Front
Topline Murtagh’s 

Best Hospitality/Tourism
The Pillo Hotel 

Vacant Premises
Ashbourne Tidy Towns 

Nature / Wildlife
Broadmeadow River Trust 

Grow Your Own
Ashbourne Men’s Shed 

Small Town <1,000
Old Garlow Cross Committee 

Large Town >1,000
Ashbourne Tidy Towns 

Best New Group
Broadmeadow River Trust 

Volunteer of the year
Willie Cullen

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