A youth group from north Leitrim has been named the overall winner of the inaugural county Environmental and Community Awards 2017.
Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony in Carrick on Shannon last night, that saw over 12 groups from across the country recognised for their works in categories such as social inclusion, Best Estates and Cleaner and Greener.
Manorhamilton Girls Brigade was the overall winner, while Bornacoola development association took the top award in the community facility category.
John McGuinness, from the group, says the award is nice recognition for volunteers mostly unseen hard work :
Maureen Kron of the Manorhamilton Girls Brigade says it’s a wonderful achievement
The full list of winners is below:
Here is a list of the winners in each Municipal District:
Newtowngore NS Ballinamore District (BD)
Hunt NS Carrick on Shannon District (CS)
Lough Allen College, Drunkeerin Manorhamilton District (MH)
Social Inclusion Award:
Ballinamore Mens Shed BD
Manorhamilton Girls Brigade MD
Leitrim Ladies Lunch Committee CD
Corryard Woods, Drumshanbo
Forest Grove, Dromahair
Ballinamore Fishing & Tourism Ltd
South Leitrim and Northern Counties Railtrail Wroking Group
Bornacoola Development Association
McGuires Cottages, Drumshanbo
Drumsna Garden Centre
Wynnes Market Bar, Drumkeerin
Cleaner and Greener
Fenagh Tidy Towns
Drumsna Development Association
Dromahair Dvelopment Association
Terry Shortt, Ballinamore Fishing & Tourism Ltd.
Catriona Tighe, Mohill Youth Cafe
Margaret & Charlie Sharkey, Dromahair Development Association
Overall Winner of Environmental & Community Awards 2017 – Manorhamilton Girls Brigade