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Wexford Coastal Village Wins All-Ireland ‘Pride Of Place’ Award For Villages

It’s some good news for North Wexford..

The coastal village of Kilmuckridge-Morriscastle received silverware in the 2020 Pride of Place awards which took place recently.

The pride of place awards is an all-island competition that aims to acknowledge the work that communities are doing across the land. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.

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The coastal village of Kilmuckridge-Morriscastle in North Wexford won the ‘Islands and Coastal Communities’ prize, which was Category 11 of the national ‘Pride of Place’ competition.

About Kilmuckridge:

Kilmuckridge is a thriving coastal village in North Wexford. The extensive array of amenities in this charming village is a testament to the social and business character of the local residents. The community is extremely proud of their village status and ethos which demonstrates sustainability and local support throughout.

The local landscape delivers an energetic agricultural sector which is complemented by the nationally renowned Morriscastle blue flag beach, granted for its excellent waterh quality, safety, well-managed environment and local services.

Tourism is a key economic driver for the village, with visitors always receiving a céad mile fáilte. The expression “there’s no place like home” is certainly true for the people living here, from the long-standing families to the new arrivals who have made this coastal community their home. Community spirit and inclusion is at the heart of the many social clubs, with interests ranging from culture, heritage, arts, environment, education and sport – ensuring every generation finds a niche here.

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