Winner: Edgeworthstown, Co Longford
Edgeworthstown District Development Association was established in 1992. The organisation has recently developed an innovative a Tourism Project as one of its activities to enhance the life of Edgeworthstown. The project is based on the rich heritage of the town based mainly but not exclusively on the Edgeworth family from which the town gets its name. The Development Association has created a literary walking trail that reflects the great historical importance of the area. Heretofore Edgeworthstown has not been on the tourist itinerary.
This town is underpinned by a very committed and astute local group. They have an impressive list of achievements, but it was the strategic and collaborative approach adopted that really impressed the judges. This is a very fine example of community led local development.