Pride of Place 2020

 “The Pride of Place competition is about showing respect and inclusion for every sector in our communities, young, old, rich or poor and creating communities to which the people

are proud to say they belong”, according to Tom Dowling, former Meath County Manager and Chairman of the Pride of Place initiative. 

The competition features communities from every city/town and county in the island of Ireland and is now the country’s most prestigious community event.


There were celebrations in Omeath at the weekend as the seaside village was named as runner-up in the coastal communities category in the 2020 Pride of Place competition

Omeath was nominated by Louth County Council to represent the Wee county in the 2020 Co-Operation Ireland Pride of Place awards ceremony which was streamed live last Saturday and hosted by RTE's Marty Morrissey.

As part of their entry Omeath submitted a video by photographer Ken Finnegan which showcased all it has to offer and highlighted the positive contribution being made by all groups and volunteers in the community.

You can view this video here

Cllr Dolores Minogue, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council congratulated Omeath on their award and their efforts which has made the coastal village an attractive visitor destination. Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council also congratulated the Omeath Community on their acheivement.


Omeath Community honoured with presentation of Pride of Place Trophy on Wednesday 9th December at Coucil offices.

Clare O'Hagan and Helen Thompson, representing Omeath Community were presented with a Trophy & a Certificate for their success in the Price of Place Competition 2020.  Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council and Councillor Dolores Minogue Comhairleach of Louth County Council, presented the Trophy to the representatives on 9th December at the Council offices.

Sponsored by IPB, this All Ireland competition acknowledges the invaluable work undertaken by local communities to create civic pride in their area.  It focuses on people coming together to shape, improve and enjoy all that is good about their area.

Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council said "County Louth has been very successful over the years in the All Ireland Price of Place and I congratulate the Omeath Community on their achievement".