Ballyfarnon and Drum in Pride of Place 2007

Ballyfarnon and Drum have been selected to represent County Roscommon in this year’s Pride of Place Competition.             Pride of Place is an all-island competition organised by Co-Operation Ireland and the Local Authorities All-Island Steering Committee. It provides an ideal opportunity for community groups to demonstrate their pride in the achievements of their own local community.             Nominations to the All-Island competition are made by Roscommon County Council on the basis of the recent Co. Roscommon Pride of Place competition. The 2007 County competition was very and Drum and Ballyfarnon have been selected for this year’s competition.             County Roscommon was very successful in the 2006 Pride of Place, with Castlecoote / Fuerty winning the second runner up prize in Category 2.  Judging for the 2007 Pride of Place Competition will take place between Mid-June and the end of July. The Pride of Place judges will conduct a two-and-a-half hour site visit of each community during which time they will meet with community representatives.             The visit will consist of a formal presentation by representatives of the local community highlighting their achievements and the reasons why they deserve a Pride of Place award.  The format of the rest of the visit is up to each individual community but usually includes a short tour of the local area highlighting some locations of specific interest.              If you live in Ballyfarnon or Drum, Roscommon County Council would encourage you to get involved in the preparation for judging. If you would like to get involved please ring Amanda Scanlon in the Community & Enterprise Department of Roscommon County Council at (090) 6637316 and she will put you in contact with the local contact person for each community who will be co-ordinating their entry.