Pride of Place Award - Community Tourism Initiative

Moneygall - Pride of Place Presentation - Cork City Hall 17/11/18

Moneygall Development Association was honoured to receive a Pride of Place Award for our Community Tourism Initiative which highlights the work we are doing to make Moneygall an attractive place to visit. This work commenced in 2011 and continues but our work as a development association is also complimented by the many other organisations and groups who work to enhance our community. Our presentation in July 2018 to the Judges was supported greatly by Dunkerrin Reaching Out and Cloncannon Bio Farm, these two organisations definitely enhanced our appeal to the judges along with the development of recreational facilities in the community for all to enjoy. 

Moneygall Development want to thank the Judges for recognising our efforts but we also must thank Offaly Co Co and the support staff who assisted and believed in us as they put us forward to represent the county. We also couldn't have been considered for this award if it wasn’t for the continued support of Offaly Local Development Company who have worked with us since our inception in 2011. The community of Moneygall and the volunteers who give tirelessly to organisations make our community what it is, and the displays put on by everyone in the Church of Ireland Hall in July just shows you that we all certainly have Pride of Place. Working together we can do great things and we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.

Judges Citation 
The judges were warmly welcomed to this now major tourist attraction of both National and International significance. Since the visit of an internationally renowned figure in 2011, the Community have also recognised the importance and benefits of developing the rich heritage and genealogy of the area. This was demonstrated to the judges by two Skype calls to families in the UK and the USA who can now trace their ancestors to the area thanks to the work of the local community. The far-reaching vision is also illustrated in the development of the impressive local bio farm which has established links with Colleges and Schools across Europe and locally. This community created initiatives that will ensure a continuing flow of visitors to the area for many years to come.


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