Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley proposed at the November
meeting of Cavan County Council that the Council host a Civic
Reception to honour each of the communities who represented County
Cavan in the Pride of Place Awards 2011.
‘This year a number of communities from around the County participated
and for the first time a Cavan community won a category. I
congratulate all who took part and the communities from my own in
Blacklion, through Killinagh Community Council, but also from
Ballyjamesduff, Bailieborough, Mullagh and most especially Drumlane
Partnership who won Category 3, the first time a community in Cavan
won a category out-right.’
Councillor Feeley, attended the Awards Ceremony in Gorey as Secretary
of Killinagh Community Council.
‘It was wonderful to attend the Ceremony and to see communities
throughout our county hold there own with communities around Ireland,
north and south. It was brilliant to witness Drumlane’s success and a
great testament to the huge work done by that community over recent
years to improve community facilities and activity, just reward for
immense efforts by all in and around Milltown, and encouragement to
funding agencies to see what communities can achieve, with the right
kind of financial support.’
‘I was delighted to have the opportunity to propose that the Council
host a Civic Reception for each community involved and especially
Drumlane as a Category winner,’ concluded Councillor Feeley.
Also at the meeting, Councillor Feeley stated that the help and
support of Cavan County Council to the groups involved was immense.
From direct experience, working with Killinagh Community Council he
commended Ger Finn, Director of Services, Paddy Connaughton, Head of
Community and Enterprise and Grainne Boyle, in particular for there
encouragement and support to those involved in the Pride of Place