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Three groups from Kerry will represent the county at this year’s Pride of Place competition this weekend.
The Irish Public Bodies (IPB) Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland will take place this Saturday at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, hosted by Belfast City Council.
Pride of Place
Over 800 guests will be in attendance representing communities across the island of Ireland.
The three groups nominated by Kerry County Council are Glencar Community, Imaging Iveragh and the Rural Men’s Project.
The groups will be accompanied to Belfast by Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea and Siobhán Griffin of the Council’s Community Department.
Each of the three Kerry community projects was visited by the Pride of Place Judging Panel during June 2016.
Glencar Community is nominated under Population 0-300 category while Imagining Iveragh – which aims to create of sustainable economic development by identifying the natural assets – is nominated under Community Enterprise Initiative category.
The Rural Men’s Project – which aims to combat social isolation and feelings of exclusion for rural men in South Kerry – is nominated under Age Friendly Category.
Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael O’Shea wished the groups well in Belfast adding that the community spirit they epitomise is core to the social and community fabric of Kerry.