Three Donegal winners in Pride of Place awards

Three Donegal communities are among the winners in this year’s Pride of Place Awards.

The awards recognise the work of community organisations in thier localities.

This is the 15th year of the annual Pride of Place Awards.

Each year, councils and local authorities nominate groups in their areas who they believe make an outstanding contribution toward supporting and strengthening their local communities.

Donegal County Council hosted this year’s awards ceremony in Letterkenny, attended by more than 800 people.

Gweedore Co-Operative was the winner in the category for creative place initiative.

Enniscrone, in West Sligo, was runner-up in the category for populations of one to two thousand people.

Letterkenny Youth and Family Services was a runner-up in the Community Reaching Out category while Tory Island was a runner-up in islands and coastal communities category.

One of the speakers at the awards ceremony was Peter Sheridan, chief executive of Co-Operation Ireland, which is dedicated to peace and reconciliation.

He said they had seen some of the finest examples of people working together, something which would be important as they prepared for the inevitable changes that Brexit would bring.