Skibbereen takes overall prize at 2009 Fairtrade Towns Awards

Skibbereen was named Best Fairtrade Town and overall winner at the 2009 Fairtrade Towns Awards announced at this year’s Fairtrade Towns Conference which was held in Ballymun, earlier this month.

The other winners at the two-day conference were Nenagh, winning the ‘Most Retail and Catering Outlets’ category, Waterford awarded as the ‘Most Creative Activity’ and Clonakilty received the ‘Best Schools Work’ prizes.

There are 42 Fairtrade towns in Ireland and over 70 groups working with the Fairtrade towns initiative. Skibbereen Fairtrade committee expressed their appreciation to everyone who had helped in any way to achieve this important recognition of the work undertaken so far.

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