Winner: Stoneybatter, Dublin City

Summary

Stoneybatter, Bothar na gCloch, is a neighbourhood of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Northside of the city between the River Liffey, the North Circular Road, Smithfield Market, and Grangegorman. It is located in the Dublin 7 postal district and is one of the city`s ancient roads leading to the Hill of Tara. Many changes have taken place over the years, some good, some not so good. Today it is a vibrant village with people protecting a wonderful heritage to pass on to coming generations. Stoneybatter is the burial place of the patriots in Arbour Hill. It is closely associated with Kevin Barry and the 15 civilians killed in North King Street in 1916. It is also the former home of Dublin`s Cattlemarket. Stoneybatter enjoys a rich physical architectural heritage. A wonderful group of people are working hard to protect this great inheritance.

Community Contact: Mary Ward c/o Bernie.lillis@dublincity.ie

Citation

The judges had a wonderful visit to this winning entry. This urban village despite many challenges has retained a wonderful sense of community and village life. The presentations demonstrated so many positive aspects of life in this community from a historical, heritage, cultural, business and social viewpoint. The support of so many agencies and the city council was very evident. This visit was a joy from start to finish meeting every sector of the community.

Runner up: Gurranabraher, Cork City