Cloughjordan Community scooped top prize in the annual IPB Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards in the Eco Initiative Category.
In their citation, the judges said: “The judges were expecting something special from this community and they were not disappointed.”
The judges were well aware of the Eco-Village project having visited it previously and always wondered how the new village and old village would work together. They were extremely impressed with what they saw and the positive impact both have on one another.
They were particularly impressed with the involvement of the businesses in the area, the heritage, environmental and art communities, the appearance of the village and the sense of confidence and positivity in Cloughjordan, which must now be a watchword for best practice in an Eco community.
Pictured at the awards ceremony are: Cllr Michael Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach, Tipperary County Council; Marty Morrissey, MC; George Jones, chairman IPB; Dr Christopher Moran, chairman, Co-Operation Ireland; Tom Dowling, Gearoid O’Foighil, Breda Ainsworth, Bawnie Hayes, Cloughjordan Community; Deirdre Cox, Tipperary County Council; Sinead Carr, director of service, Tipperary County Council; Greg Whelan, Cloughjordan Community