Clonbur announced as winner of BOI Begin Together Awards

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(L to R) Tomas Diskin County manager BOI, Adrienne Birch, Shauna Feerick, Sadbh Burke, Anne Kyne, Anna Burke, Catherine Burke, Trish Walsh, Geraldine Morrin.

Clonbur has been announced as a winner in this year’s Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards, taking home a trophy and a cash prize of €10,000.

The Gaeltacht village won the population category for villages with under 2,000 people – beating Cahersiveen in Co. Kerry which received a silver medal.

The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards – previously known as the National Enterprise Town Awards – bring business and community groups together to support local recovery and rebuilding.

The initiative was fast-tracked to provide funding to winning towns in early October and directly assist their Covid-19 recovery.

The Cork town of Kinsale is the overall winner and Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town for 2020, winning a cash prize of €50,000. Tallaght in County Dublin won the Rising Star award and a €20,000 prize.

“The enterprising spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude of our communities has always been strong but this is no ordinary year,” said Tomás Diskin, Head of Bank of Ireland for Galway County.

“COVID-19 poses a huge challenge to our physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

“Communities across the island of Ireland have impressed us with their sense of partnership, passion and ambition.

“The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards are positive proof that communities and businesses can and will overcome this challenge and I’m proud that we at Bank of Ireland can support them.”