A KILKENNY community project was honoured at the all-Ireland Pride of Place community awards in Killarney, County Kerry.
KCAT Arts Centre claimed a special award in the Creative Space Initiative category for their work in fostering and nurturing of creative ambition and professional development in the arts.
The awards, hosted by RTE’s Marty Whelan, were in Kerry’s INEC centre with 400 community volunteers in attendance.
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Two other Kilkenny groups were nominated for awards. Kilkenny Older Peoples Council and Windgap Village .
Sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place competition was initiated 19 years ago though a Co-operation Ireland programme to acknowledge the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development.
It has grown into the largest competition recognising community development achievements on the island of Ireland.