Pride of Place — Ratoath Municipal District Awards night

Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Meath County Council, Dunshaughlin Civic Offices


The Ratoath Municipal District Pride of Place awards were held in the Dunshaughlin Civic Offices on Tuesday night, 24th October, 2017.

Chairperson of Ratoath Municipal District, Councillor Damien O’Reilly warmly welcomed the guests, which included local Councillors and representatives from 27 local groups. Councillor O’Reilly noted the fantastic work and achievements of the voluntary groups, which demonstrates a real pride the people of Ratoath Municipal District have in their locality.

Director of Services, Mr. Des Foley congratulated all the groups present on their achievements over the last 12 months.  He noted that the increase in the number of groups taking part in the Pride of Place competition is a sign of the commitment the people of Ratoath Municipal District have in making their communities a better place to live.

The highlight of the night was where Batterstown Village Enhancement Association received awards under three categories for their entries in the Heritage, Grown Your Own and Small Town categories.


The following were the winners for Ratoath Municipal District:

Housing Estates Small
1st Place Knightsfield Park, Dunsany
2nd Place St. Peter’s Park, Dunboyne

Housing Estates Medium
1st Place Hillview

Housing Estates Large
1st Place Larchfield
2nd Place Clonkeen

Batterstown Village Enhancement Association

Nature / Wildlife
Dunsany Pride of Place

Best Shop Front
Grasshopper Inn, Clonee

Best Hospitality/Tourism
The Station House Hotel

Vacant Premises
Skayne Valley Community Council, Kilmessan

Waterways Amenity
Skayne Valley Community Council, Kilmessan

Grow Your Own
Batterstown Village Enhancement Association

Small Town <1,000
Batterstown Village Enhancement Association

Large Town >1,000
Dunshaughlin Tidy Towns

Volunteer of the year
Joe Murray 


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