Kerry County Council has nominated three community groups to represent the county at this year’s IPB Pride of Place competition.
Adjudications are now underway at each of the organisations which have been chosen to go forward for the all-island competition. They are the Kerry Traveller Community Health Initiative, the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service and Listowel Town. The IPB Pride of Place competition is hosted by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with the local authorities and is now in its 13th year. Each year, Kerry County Council chooses a number of voluntary or community-based organisations to go on to compete at national level. This year the council in conjunction with its Kerry Community Awards process has nominated three groups in recognition of the work being done by them to create viable and vibrant communities. These are the Kerry Traveller Community Health Initiative, The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service and Listowel Town. Listowel Town is the county’s representative in the ‘population category’, the KDYS was nominated in the category, ‘Young People in the Community Initiative’, while the Health Action Zone of Kerry Traveller Health and Community Development Project has been nominated under the ‘Community Health Initiative’ category. The judges will spend two and a half hours with each nominated project and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Co Clare in November.