This year, the picturesque village of Ballinamuck has been put forward by Longford County Council for consideration in the Pride of Place awards.
Looking at the work carried out over the past few weeks, months and years by the various voluntary groups, there's no doubt that the locals have a great amount of pride in their village.
The current, most evident, project that attests to this fact is the cottage that the Ballinamuck Enhancement committee and Ballinamuck Olde Fair committee have lovingly restored, after it was donated by Johnny Reilly.
“The cottage is there as long as any of us can remember,” explained Chairperson of the Enhancement Group, Aisling Donnelly.
For more on this story, see this week’s Longford Leader.