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Bayside Community Association in National Pride of Place Finals

Fingal County Council will be represented by three groups in the finals of the 2021 IPB Pride of Place competition taking place in the INEC in Killarney next week. The 2021 Finals were held over until May of this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Bayside Community Association, Rush Tidy Towns and the Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living are all competing for Fingal in the competition which recognises the best in community development on the island of Ireland.

This year Bayside Community Association (BCA) is taking part in the Urban Neighbourhood’s category. BCA, with the help of Fingal, has embarked on some innovative projects in recent years including the Standing Stones project in Alden park and the Community Orchard in the middle of the estate.

Speaking ahead of the awards, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council AnnMarie Farrelly added; “The great work of our voluntary groups, and the strong support they get from our Community Development Office is crucial to the community wellbeing of the county and I want to wish all three groups great success on the night. “

The finals will be held in the INEC in Killarney on the evening of Monday May 16th and can be viewed on www.prideofplace.ie

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