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Leitrim village scoops major award in 2017 IPB Pride of Place

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Leitrim village scoops major award in 2017 IPB Pride of Place

Representatives from Bornacoola, Co Leitrim and Leitrim County Council are pictured receiving the award.

Bornacoola in Co Leitrim has secured a major award in this year's IPB Pride of Place Awards.

The area was named runner up in the section for villages witha  population with less than 300 people at the gala awards ceremony in Letterkenny, Co Donegal over the weekend.

The awards acknowledge the achievements and the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development.

During the ceremony 49 awards were announced in the main competition, the cities competition and special awards, ranging from groups supporting small rural communities to those involved in large inner city housing estates. 

Sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place competition was initiated 15 years ago through a Co-operation Ireland programme to acknowledge the invaluable work undertaken by communities and groups across the island of Ireland. It has grown into the largest competition recognising community development achievements.

The winners were presented with their awards by Minister Joe McHugh TD, Government Chief Whip & Minister of State for Gaeilge, An Ghaeltacht and the Islands, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle,  Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland,  Michael McGreal, Vice Chair IPB Insurance and Tom Dowling, Chairperson, Pride of Place Committee.