Mucklagh vying for Pride of Place award

Ray Lucey

Mucklagh is in the running for a coveted Pride of Place award thanks to the efforts of the local community and representation of civic pride and action in the village.

At a recent public meeting Caroline Bryant, Manager, Mucklagh Community Centre, laid out the case for Mucklagh to achieve a Pride of Place award. Plans and schedules were agreed by all volunteers present.

Mucklagh has been nominated by Tullamore Municipal District Council for a Pride of Place Award in the 1,000 to 2,000 population category. Other Offaly Pride of Place award nominees are Geashill vying for Tidy Towns with Pollagh aiming for Community Resilience.

With the Pride of Place judging panel due to visit Mucklagh on Wednesday, August 24, the volunteers have agreed there is no time to waste.

A video which details what Mucklagh has to offer, as well as its history has been commissioned along with drone footage, with displays at Mucklagh Community Centre, to illustrate an extensive overview of what the village can be proud of.

Check out the community's progress on the Mucklagh Community Centre Facebook page.

Pride of Place is an all-island competition that recognises improvements made by local communities to create civic pride in their area. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their area. For more information visit