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Pride of Place — Navan Municipal District Awards Night - The awards were held in the Council Offices, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan on Thursday night, 4th October, 2018.

Date Released: 08 October 2018


Pride of Place—Navan Municipal District Awards Night

Thursday 4th October, 2018

Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Navan, Co. Meath


The Navan Municipal District Pride of Place awards were held in the Council Offices, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan on Thursday night, 4th October, 2018.

The evening was emceed by Eilis Sheehy, Senior News Reporter for LMFM.  The Mayor of Navan Municipal District, Cllr. Jim Holloway welcomed all the guests, which included local Councillors and representatives from 57 local groups. Cllr. Holloway praised all in attendance for their hard work and achievements during the year.

Director of Services, Mr Kevin Stewart also welcomed the guests and congratulated the people of Navan Municipal District for their hard work over the last 12 months.  He acknowledged the success Johnstown had in the national Tidy Towns competition where they received an increase of 12 points and an Endeavour Award in the 2018 competition.

The highlight of the night was the award of the Shane Donnelly Inspirational Award which was presented to Navan Meals on Wheels.  Joe McGrath, recently retired President, Liz Gaffney, incoming President and staff members Geraldine Buggy and Rose Mulligan were in attendance to accept the award.  Navan Meals on Wheels will mark 50 years in existence next year and Joe thanked the Mayor and the Council for the nomination and the people of Navan for their support.  He highlighted the valuable work that the charity carry out and noted that it would not be possible without the caring and generous support of the people of Navan.


The following were the winners for the Navan Municipal District: 

See photo album of the night at:


Housing Estate Small
1st Place: Clusker Park
2nd Place: Reask Drive


Housing Estate Medium
1st Place: Elmview Close
2nd Place: Athlumney Hall


Housing Estate Large
1st Place: Beechmount Estate
2nd Place: Athlumney Abbey


Best Presented Front Garden
Mary Mahon & Brian Pegnam, Athlumney Hall


Village/ Townland >500
Dunderry Tidy Towns


Small Town 500 - 2000
Old Johnstown Village Community Group


Grow Your Own
Abbeylands Crescent Residents Association


Simonstown Lane Residents Association


Abbeylands Crescent Residents Association


Vacant Premises
St Laurence Hotel


Volunteer of the Year
Andrew Healy Moore


Shop Front
Newgrange Hotel


Athlumney Manor Guesthouse


Shane Donnelly Inspirational Award
Navan Meals on Wheels


Overall the judges were very impressed with the achievements and progress made by all groups since last year.

Winners in the Housing Estate Small, Housing Estate Medium, Housing Estate Large, Village/Townland >500, Small Town 500 – 2000, Large Town > 2000, Youth Project, Watercourse Amenity, Grow Your Own, Heritage, Nature/Wildlife, Vacant Premises, Tourism/ Hospitality categories and the entries for the Residential Streetscape categories will go forward to represent Navan Municipal District in the County finals where they will compete with the winners from the other Municipal Districts.

The County finals will be held on the 8th November in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.


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