Judging in the Pride of Place competition takes place this morning in Straide from  9.30am to 12.30 pm.

A 20 minute video presentation on the village has been compiled, together with a booklet created from the Straideprideofplace.ie website.

Everyone in the area is invited to be at Straide hall by 11 am this morning to the meet judges.

Teas, coffees, and cake together with some traditional music will be available.

The Pride of Place Competition is an all-island competition, organised by Co-operation Ireland and Local Authorities. It recognises the work being done on a daily basis by communities throughout the island of Ireland.

There are four Mayo finalists in this year’s competition, representing different categories.

Straide represents populations under 1,000, Knock 1000-2000 population, Ballinrobe 3,000 to 5,000 population and in the Age Friendly category – Mayo county council’s Intergenerational project.

The judges have been in Mayo since yesterday visiting the four locations.



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