Pride of Place—Navan Municipal District Awards night Thursday 4th October, 2018


Pride of Place—Navan Municipal District Awards night Thursday 4th October, 2018


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:

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 the Navan Municipal District in the County finals where they will compete with the winners from the other 4 Municipal Districts. The County finals will be held on the 8th November in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.

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