Environment and Community Awards

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Love Where You Live is an awards scheme recognising the significant contribution made by community groups, residents’ groups, businesses, schools and individuals to making their community a better place to live, work and visit. 

There are two main award categories:

Environmental (Sponsored by Leitrim County Council):
These awards promote the achievement of a cleaner and greener environment and attractively presented local areas for benefit of all residents in the local community. 

Community (Sponsored by the Public Participation Network (PPN)).
These awards recognise the valuable contribution made by volunteers at both group and individual level in promoting social inclusion and participation in their communities.

Awards will be given in each category, and in each Municipal District – Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton.

Love Where You Live 2018 brochure

Application Forms 2018:

Community Resources
Social Inclusion
Unsung Hero
Community Resilience
Cleaner & Greener
Primary & Secondary Schools
Best Kept Estates

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is
Friday 20th April 2018 by post to:
Community Development Department, Leitrim Co Council, Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon
or by email to:  community@leitrimcoco.ie
Phone 071 9620005 ext 540 (Suzanne) or ext 552 (Aileen) for further information

Eanna in Mohill community garden

Last Year, around 200 people from almost 80 groups from across Leitrim attended the 2017 Environmental & Community Awards on 12th October 2017 . Biologist and broadcaster, Éanna Ní Lamhna and singer, Eleanor Shanley were joint Masters of Ceremonies.

Eanna & Eleanor

Cllrs and TDs

The evening at the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon was enjoyed by young and old. Leitrim’s local and national representatives accompanied the celebrants as the County’s Councillors and TDs, Eamon Scanlon and Martin Kenny mingled with the nominees. 

Pictured below are last year's Environmental & Community Overall Award winners Manorhamilton Girls' Brigade:

Overall winners Manorgirls brigade

The district winners in each category are listed below:

Schools Awards: Newtowngore NS,  Hunt NS and Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin              

Social Inclusion Award: Ballinamore Mens Shed, Leitrim Ladies Lunch Committee and Manoramilton Girls Brigade                     

Best Estates: Corryard Woods, Drumshanbo, Knocklogford, Mohill and Forest Grove, Dromahair.

Community Facility: Ballinamore Fishing & Tourism Ltd, Bornacoola Development Association and South Leitrim and Northern Counties Railtrail Working Group.

 Business: McGuires Cottages, Drumshanbo, Drumsna Garden Centre, and Wynnes Market Bar, Drumkeerin.

Cleaner and Greener: Fenagh Tidy Towns, Drumsna Development Association, and Dromahair Dvelopment Association.

Unsung Heroes:
An individual award for outstanding contribution to the local area.
Terry Shortt, Ballinamore Fishing & Tourism Ltd. ,
Catriona Tighe, Mohill Youth Café, and
Margaret & Charlie Sharkey, Dromahair Development Association.

The outright winner of Leitrim Environmental & Community Awards 2017 was awarded to Manorhamilton Girls Brigade with Leitrim Cathaoirleach, who “blew the judges away” with their passion and commitment to their members and projects.

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