Lough Derg Blueway_ Ballycuggaran Loop Walk_ Killaloe_ Co. Clare (Patrick Bolger) (11)

Clare projects on national shortlist for excellence

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THE Lough Derg Blueway, Ennis Peace Park, Clare Digital Hubs and the Friars Walk Coach Park are among 11 Clare County Council initiatives shortlisted in the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.
The annual awards scheme acknowledges and encourages best practice and constructive initiatives by local authorities and is aimed at enhancing the positive relationships that already exist between chambers, businesses and their respective local authorities.
Clare County Council has been shortlisted in 11 of the 15 categories:
Friars Walk Coach Park Ennis – Coach Friendly Destination (Outstanding initiative through the Municipal Districts)
Clare Library Outreach Service to Kilmaley Daycare and Health Centre Clare (Supporting Active Communities)
Community Mobilisation Unit: Rural & Community Development Officer (Best Practice in Citizen Engagement)
Addressing the Rural Development Challenge (Promoting Economic Development)
Clare County Councils Digital Hub Programme (Local Authority Innovation)
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark (Sustainable Environment)
Disability Services at Active Ennis Leisure Complex (Disability Services Provision)
Lough Derg Blueway (Joint Local Authority Initiative)

Lough Derg Blueway, Killaloe. Photos courtesy of Clare County Council
Lough Derg Blueway, Killaloe. Photos courtesy of Clare County Council

‘BiaFest – Food of the Banner County’ (Festival of the Year)
Ennis Peace Park (Commemorations and Centenaries)
The Aisling Development (Enhancing the Urban Environment)
Cllr Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare, said, “I am delighted to learn that the Council has been shortlisted in 11 separate categories of what is a very prestigious awards scheme for the Local Government sector in Ireland.”
Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, added, “Clare County Council has performed very well in this year’s awards scheme and we are delighted to have 11 separate initiatives shortlisted compared to two shortlisted projects in 2017.”
The Excellence in Local Government Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 22 in Santry.

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