Pride of Place

Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing across the island of Ireland. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.

The competition is a result of an initiative instigated in 2003 by Chairman, Tom Dowling under the auspices of Co-operation Ireland’s Local Authority All Island Steering Forum. This community motivational initiative continues to grow from strength to strength and is now the island of Ireland’s most prestigious community event. In 2012, IPB Insurance became headline sponsor. It has now been designated the IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland.

The 2017 competition has now closed for this year. We will update you on next year's competition soon. 

Entry for the 2018 competition is by way of your council’s (city, county or district) nomination. From entries (covering general population, housing estate and themed categories etc) judging schedules are drawn up in co-operation with the councils. The judging season is from June through August. Teams of experienced judges visit the communities and their showcases of community pride throughout the island and the judges meet in September to decide the winners.

You can view the winners of the 2017 competition which took place at the Mount Errigle Hotel. Letterkenny, Co Donegal here. Also, you can download the 2017 Brochure.

Click here for further information on the competitions.