Sean Murphy, President Muintir na Tire, presenting Mitchelstown Community Council with the Best Town In North Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel. (Pic: Ian Flavin)

The hard work of Mitchelstown Community Council (MCC) has been recognised, as they won first place in the northern division (large town category) of the Pride in Our Community Awards.

The awards, run by Muintir na Tire, were held in the Oriel Hotel in Ballincollig last week and MCC won their category with the project they entered this year, the landscaping of the Kildorrery Road roundabout.

Chairperson of MCC Sean Finn, said they have entered the awards for the last number of years and received different accolades and recognitions, but this was the first time they won first place.

“In our category we were up against it. We were overwhelmed when our name was called out,” he said.

Each year MCC enter a different project they have undertaken in the awards. This year it was the landscaping of the Kildorrery Road roundabout, which was done by Irish Tree Company, Kildorrery.

All of the plaques and trophies won by MCC are going to be displayed in Forrest Hall, another of MCC’s projects, when it officially opens shortly.

Mr Finn is on the board of the Cork County Federation of Muintir na Tire and the board of the National Executive. There were four categories in this year’s Pride in Our Community Awards; youth, village, large town and 1916.