Over 20 awards have been bestowed.
The County Kildare Pride in Your Place Competition awards have been bestowed.
The ceremony took place at the Westgrove Hotel, Clane.
🏆Kildare County Council was delighted to host the 26th 'Pride in Your Place' Awards, celebrating the amazing contributions and hard work of individuals and groups across Kildare to support and improve our communities.— Kildare County Council (@KildareCoCo) November 5, 2021
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This is the twenty-sixth year of the competition for local authority and approved housing body estates.
Prizes were awarded for best kept gardens, estate maintenance and community development.
This year there were 52 entries representing over 30 estates.
This is the eighteenth year of the County Council’s special awards scheme for young people who make an outstanding contribution to community life.
7 young people were recognised for their contributions in making their communities great places to live.
Full list of prize-winners
Category 1 (1-20 Houses)
Winner: Millview, Milltown
Category 2 (21-40 Houses)
3rd Place: Mooretown Drive, Rathcoffey
Runner up: Ottomy Crescent & Grove, Clane
Winner: Wheatfield Upper, Ardclough
Category 3 (41-60 Houses)
3rd place: St Brigids Terrace, Sallins
Runner up: St Dominicks Park, Newbridge
Winner: Sarto Park, Naas
Category 4 (61 – 85 houses)
Runner up: St Patricks Park, Kill
Winner: Coarsemoor, Lodge Park & St Brigids Terrace, Straffan
Category 5 (86 + houses)
3rd Place: Ballymakealy, Celbridge
Runner up: Avondale, Lexlip
Winner: Ardrew, Athy
Community Development Category
Runner up: William Pearse Terrace, Castledermott
Winner: Ashgrove, Derrinturn
Most Improved Estate
Runner up: Loughnamona, Lexlip
Winner: Dara Park, Newbridge
Best new residents’ association
Winner: Malone Place, Athy
Best Kept Garden 2021
Winner: Joe & Nelly Egan, St Patricks Park
Youth Endeavour Awards 2021
Caitlyn McGannon, nominated by Time to Sign
Sofia Halayko, nominated by Comhar Housing
David Halayko, nominated by Comhar Housing
Shannon Ransome, nominated by Monasterevin Youth Action
Leah Behan, nominated by Kildare Town Youth Project
Keeva Buggle, nominated by Wheatfield Residents Association
Millie Ryan, nominated by Bishopsland Awareness Committee
Kelsey O’Keefe, nominated by Dunmurray Residents Association
Covid Hero Award 2021
Winner: Kathleen McEvoy & Karen Leavy of Bishopsland Awareness Committee for creating the Bishopsland food bank as a COVID-19 response and delivering weekly food parcels to residents in their own estate. Kathleen and Karen are tireless volunteers and advocates in this community.
Years of Service in the Community Award 2021
Winner: John O’Brien, William Pearse Terrace Residents Association, Castledermott for chairing this group for ten years and working within his own community to deliver amenities such as community allotments.