Amazing Grace Initiative honoured by council

Cllr Nicholas Crossan receiving Pride of Place recognition from Cathaoirleach Séamus Ó Domhnaill on behalf of Amazing Grace Initiative, Bun Cranncha.

THE Amazing Grace Initiative, Bun Cranncha was honoured at a special Pride of Place local celebration award ceremony hosted by Donegal County Council on Monday evening last (8 October) in Letterkenny Public Services Centre.

The initiative was one of five community groups in Donegal to be honoured for their pride in their community at this year’s Mórtas Ceantair Pride of Place Awards Ceremony.

The other groups honoured were Comhairle Paróiste Chill Chartha, Cill Chartha; Ard McGill Residents Association, Na Gleanntaí; Ceol le Chéile Dhún na nGa and Ray Community Centre, Rath Maoláin.

The Príomhfheidhmeannach (CE) Seamus Neely and the Cathaoirleach, Clr Séamus Ó Domhnaill chomh maith le fear an tí, Charles Sweeeney welcomed the five community groups and their supporters, elected members and staff to the awards ceremony.

The Pride of Place Competition is hosted by Cooperation Ireland under a Donegal County Council initiative which aims to support and recognise community groups who actively strive to improve their communities and regions.  Groups from all over the county applied to Donegal County Council for the Pride of Place competition and five groups were selected to represent the county at national level.

Each of the groups gave the national Pride of Place judges a very warm céad míle fáilte during their visit to the county at the beginning of July this year and gave a comprehensive presentation of the work done to date and their aspirations for the future development of their communities.

The winners of the national competition will be announced at a Gala dinner in Cork City Hall on Saturday, 17 November 2018.