Pride of Place

Cloughjordan has won first prize in the Eco-Initiative category of the Price of Place competition, announced in Ennis on November 16th 2014. In their citation, the judges said: ‘The judges were expecting something special from this community and they were not disappointed. The judges were well aware of the Eco-Village project having visited it previously and always wondered how the new village and old village would work together. They were extremely impressed with what they saw and the positive impact both have on one another. They were particularly impressed with the involvement of the businesses in the area, the heritage, environmental and art communities, the appearance of the village and the sense of confidence and positivity in Cloughjordan, which must now be a watchword for best practice in an Eco community.’