Pure Mile Awards

2019 Pure Mile Gala Evening

2019 was the tenth year of the Pure Mile competition, with over 100 communities, groups, scouts, beavers, primary schools, walking groups, cycling groups, businesses and organisations, collectively improving and enhancing over 550 miles of road, mountains, valleys, forestries, woodlands, upland amenities, and beaches, with the removal of tonnes of illegal dumping and litter from the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands. The groups ranged from all over Wicklow and South Dublin, and each one received a Pure Mile Certificate of Participation, a selection of native Irish trees, and all feature in the popular Pure Mile Calendar.

The gala evening ceremony was held at the Brooklodge Hotel on the 16th October 2019. There were 22 Certifications of Recognition presented on the night with cash prizes reaching a total of €5,500.  The awards and certificates were presented by Mr. Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, and the Cathaoirleach for Wicklow County Council, Cllr. Irene Winters.

2019 Pure Mile Certifications of Recognition

Castleruddery Pure Miles – Litter Free / Community

Laragh Ballard Pure Miles – Litter Free / Community

Ballyteige, Ballinatombay, Ballinabarney Pure Miles – Litter Free / Maintained

Roscath Roads Pure Miles – Litter Free / Community

Dunlavin Pure Miles – Anti-Dumping Initiative

Kiltegan Pure Miles – Anti-Dumping Initiative

Salesforce Pure Miles – Clean Up The Uplands

Atha Cliath/Glencree Walking Group – Clean Up The Uplands

Trouw Nutrition Pure Mile Group – Clean Up The Uplands

Vagabond Tours Pure Mile – Clean Up The Uplands

Castletimon Brittas Pure Miles – Education

Stratford On Slaney Pure Miles – Education

Crossbridge Pure Miles – Community

Barndarrig Pure Miles – Community

Kilquiggin Pure Miles – Community

Jim’s Way Pure Miles – Community

Grange Con Pure Miles – Sustainability

17th Wicklow Scouts Paddock Hill – Sustainability

Newtown Scouts Pure Mile – Sustainability

Beech Road, Millennium Road, Love Lane Pure Miles – Heritage Interpretation

Lisheen Road Pure Miles – Heritage Interpretation

Shillelagh Pure Miles – Heritage Interpretation

 

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2019 Pure Mile:

Annalecky, Fauna, Kilbaylet Pure Miles, Avoca, Kilmagig, Castlemacadam, Red Kite Walk, Pure Miles, Avoca Scouts & Beavers Pure Miles, Arklow Rock Pure Miles, Ashford Pure Miles, Atha Cliath Uplands Cleanup Team Pure Miles, Athdown Pure Miles, Ballymacahara/Ashford Pure Miles, Ballinaclash Pure Miles, Barndarrig Pure Miles, Ballyduff Pure Miles, Ballycoog Pure Miles, Ballylug Pure Miles, Ballyknockan Pure Miles, Ballysheeman Ballydowling Pure Miles, Ballyvaltron Pure Mile, Baltynanima Pure Mile, Ballyteige, Ballinatombay, Ballinabarney Pure Miles, Beech Road, Millennium Road, Love Lane, Pure Miles, Blainroe Pure Mile, Blessington Rowing Club Pure Mile, Bohernabreena Pure Mile, Butter Hill, Woodend, Lugnagun, Pure Miles, Castletimon Brittas Pure Miles, Castleruddery Pure Miles, Clara Vale Pure Miles, Conary Pure Miles, Crossbridge Pure Miles, Dunlavin Pure Miles, Drummin Pure Miles, Eco Trail Pure Miles, Glenmalure Pure Miles, Glenmacnass Pure Miles, Glen Heste Pure Miles, Glencree Walking Group Pure Miles, Glencormack Pure Miles, Grange Con Pure Miles – Grange Con Baronstown Pure Miles, Griffinstown Glen, Knocknamuck/Whitehills/Ballycore, Five Cross Roads/Rathsallagh, Ballyhurtim, Grangecon Lower/Ballyhook, Bessina Baronstown, Baronstown Upper/Rathtoole, Ballynure/Knockdoo, Castle Hill, Grangecon Hill, Knockarigg Hill/Lowtown/Moneymore, Knoxtershill/Colbinstown – Greenan Pure Miles, Hill Picket Pure Miles, Hollywood Pure Miles, Jim O’Brien Aughrim Pure Miles, Johnstown Hill Pure Miles, Johnstown Beach Pure Mile, Johnstown North Pure Miles, Killiskey Pure Miles, Kilquiggin Pure Miles, Kilmacurragh Pure Miles, The 60 Kiltegan Pure Miles, Newtown Saunders, Slaney Park, Holden’s Town Pure Miles, Talbetstown Woodfield Loop Pure Miles, Ballinroan Spinans Pure Miles, Knockavurrig, Graigue Cross, Kelsha, Newtown Bogroad Pure Miles, Lacken Pure Miles, Laragh/Ballard Pure Miles, Lough Dan Scouts Pure Miles, Lisheen Road Pure Miles, Lugglass Pure Miles, Mangans Hill Tinahely, Men’s Shed Firhouse Pure Miles, Munny Pure Miles, Newtown Road Pure Miles, Newtown Scouts Pure Mile, Raheen Rampere Pure Miles, Rathmoon Carrigeen Pure Miles, Redcross Ballykean Loop Pure Miles, Rednagh Annacurra Pure Miles, Red Lane Sugar Loaf Pure Miles, Reservoir Cogs Pure Miles, Roscath Roads Pure Miles, Salesforce Pure Miles, Shielstown Pure Miles, Shillelagh Pure Miles, Snugborough Pure Miles, Stratford On Slaney Pure Miles, Sugar Loaf Car Park Pure Miles, Three Castles Manor Kilbride Pure Mile, Tinahely Walking Group Pure Miles, Tinoran Pure Miles, Tomriland Pure Miles, Trouw Nutrition Pure Mile Group, Vagabond Tours Pure Mile, Wicklow Uplands Council Pure Miles, 17th Wicklow Scouts Paddock Hill Pure Miles

 

2018 Pure Mile Awards

Best Pure Mile – The Baltynanima Pure Miles

Clean-Up The Uplands Award – Vagabond Tours

Highly Commended Clean Up The Uplands Award – Reservoir Cogs Pure Miles

Highly Commended Clean Up The Uplands Award – Glencree Walking Group & Atha Cliath Uplands Cleanup Team

Best Anti-Dumping Initiative – Stratford On Slaney Pure Miles

Highly Commended Anti-Dumping Initiative – Rednagh Annacurra Pure Miles

Highly Commended Anti-Dumping Initiative – Wheeler’s Lane Pure Mile

Best Litter Free – The 18 Pure Miles of Grange Con

Highly Commended Litter Free – Ballydowling/Ballysheeman Pure Mile

Best Community Effort – Snugborough Donard Pure Miles  

Best Education Award – Brittas Bay National School Pure Mile 

Best Natural Heritage – Avoca Scouts & Beavers Pure Miles

Best Cultural Heritage – The Glen Heste Pure Mile

 

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2018 Pure Mile:

Annalecky Fauna Kibaylet Donard Pure Miles, Avoca Kilmagig & Red Kite Walk Pure Miles, Avoca Scouts & Beavers Pure Miles, Arklow Rock Pure Mile, Atha Cliath Uplands Cleanup Team Pure Miles, Ballinaclash Pure Miles, Ballycoog Pure Miles, Ballyknockan Pure Mile, Ballysheeman Pure Miles, Ballydowling Pure Miles, Ballyvaltron Pure Mile, Baltynanima Pure Miles, Ballyteige, Ballinatombay, Ballinabarney, Wheeler’s Lane Pure Miles, Beech Road, Millennium Road, Love Lane Pure Miles, Blainroe Pure Mile, Blessington Rowing Club Pure Mile, Bohernabreena Pure Mile, Conary Pure Mile, Ennereilley Pure Mile, Glenmalure Pure Miles, Glen Heste Pure Mile, Glencree Walking Group Pure Miles, Glenwalk Walking Group Pure Miles, Grangecon Pure Mile Group, Kilquiggin Pure Mile, Kiltegan Holden’s Town, Slaney Park, Newtown Saunders Pure Miles, Kiltegan Woodfield Talbetstown Loop Pure Miles, Kiltegan Ballinroan Spinans Pure Miles, Kiltegan Knockavurrig, Graigue Cross, Kelsha, Newtown Bogroad Pure Miles, Kilmacurragh Pure Mile, Laragh/Ballard Pure Mile, Lough Dan Scouts Pure Miles, Newtown Scouts Pure Mile, Rathdangan Pure Miles, Raheen Rampere Pure Mile, Redcross Ballykean Loop Pure Miles, Rednagh Annacurra Pure Miles, Red Lane Sugar Loaf Pure Mile, Snugborough Pure Miles, Stratford On Slaney Pure Miles, Sugar Loaf Car Park Pure Mile, Three Castles Manor Kilbride Pure Miles, Tinoran Pure Mile, Tomriland Pure Mile, Reservoir Cogs Pure Miles, Vagabond Tours Pure Miles, Wicklow Uplands Council Pure Miles.

 

Best PURE Mile 2017 – Ballyteige Ballinatombay Pure Mile
Best Cultural Heritage – Golden Hill & Three Castles Pure Miles
Amazing Educators KABOOOM Award (formerly known as The Highly Commended Education Award)
Brittas Bay National School
Best Education – Lough Dan Pure Mile
Best PURE Mile Interpretation – The Baltynanima Green Road Pure Mile
Highly Commended Community Effort – Donard Fauna Road & Kibaylet Road
Best Community Effort – Grange Con Pure Miles
Individual Contribution – Steven Brennan Brittas Bay Pure Miles
Highly Commended Clean Up The Uplands Award – Stone Cross to Kippure Pure Mile
Clean-Up The Uplands Award – Glencree Walking Group Pure Mile
Best Anti-Dumping Initiative – The Hill Road Cunard Pure Mile
Best Litter Free – Beech Road, Millennium Road, Love Lane & Avoca Kilmagig Pure Miles
Winning Back the Valley – Cullentragh Park, Bolenaskea, Baravore Pure Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2017 Pure Mile:

Avoca Kilmagig, Blainroe, Blessington, Rowing Club, Ballycoog, Ballyknockan Rathdrum, Beech Road, Millennium Road, Love Lane, Ballyvaltron, Ballyteige, Ballinatombay, Ballinabarney, Baltynanima Green Road, Cullentragh Park, Bolenaskea, Baravore, Conary Chapel Lane Shillelagh, Drumgoff Fananieran, Donard Annalecky, Donard Fauna Road, Donard Kibaylet Road, Glenwalk Walking Group, Glencree Walking Group, Golden Hill Manor Kilbride, Glenealy, Castle Hill Grangecon, Knockarigg Hill Grangecon, Grangecon Hill, Baronstown Grangecon, Bessina Grangecon, The Hill Road Cunard, Jack’s Hole Brittas Bay, Newtown Saunders, Slaney Park, Holden’s Town, Talbetstown Woodfield Loop, Ballinroan Spinans, Knockavurrig, Graigue Cross, Kelsha, Newtown Bogroad, Kilmacurragh, Kilcoole Walk, Kiltipper Ramblers PURE Mile, Lough Dan, The Pound Redcross, Raheen Rampere, Redcross Ballykean Loop, Red Lane Sugar Loaf, Sugar Loaf Car Park, Stone Cross to Kippure, Three Castles Manor Kilbride, Tomriland, Wicklow Uplands Council.

Best Pure Mile – Ballinafunshoge/Cullentragh Park
Best Litter Fee – Donard Pure Mile
Best Individual Effort – Ballyvaltron PPure Mile
Best Protect/Adopt an Upland – Kiltipper Ramblers Pure Mile
Best Anti-Dumping – Kiltegan Pure Mile
Best Education – Brittas Bay National School Pure Mile
Best Youth PURE Mile – Lough Dan Pure Mile
Best Natural Heritage – Ballintombay/Balinabarney Pure Mile
Best Social Heritage – Glen Heste Pure Mile
Highly Commended Best Maintained – Killinure Pure Mile
Best Maintained – Cunard Pure Mile
Best Improved – Ballycoog Pure Mile
Best Community – Ballintombay/Balinabarney Pure Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2016 Pure Mile:

Annamoe, Ballyvaltron, Ballintombay/Balinabarney, Ballinafunshoge/Cullentragh Park/Drumgoff/Ballyboy, Ballyknockan Rathdrum, Ballycoog, Blainroe, Blessington Greenway, Chapel Lane Shillelagh, Conary Mile, Cunard/Glenasmole, Crone Woodland, Donard, Dunganstown/ Kilbride, Glenealy, Glen Heste/Cloughlea/Manor Kilbride, Killinure Pure Mile, Kiltipper Ramblers–Ballymana Lane/Kiltipper Road/Horan Lane/Kiltalown Lane, Lough Dan Pure Mile, Military Road, Mullinaveige Roundwood, Rathdown Greystones, Sugar Loaf, Tomriland, and the many roads of Kiltegan (Ballinroan/Spinans – English Town/Talbetstown Loop/Woodfield Glen/ Woodfield – Knockavurrig/Graigue Cross/Kelsha/Newtown Bogroad – Newtown Saunders/Slaney Park/Holden Town/ Kilmurray – Brockna/Talbetstown – Tynock – Fort Granite Tynock – Killalish – Tinaclash).

Best Pure Mile Award: The Drumgoff, Ballyboy & Ballinafunshogue Pure Mile.
Best Litter Free Award: Manor Kilbride Pure Mile
Best Antidumping Campaign: The Blackhill Pure Mile
Highly Commended Litter Free Award: Tomriland Pure Mile
Best Education Award: Three Mile Water Furzeditch Pure Mile/Brittas Bay National School.
Best Community Effort and Best Built/Social Heritage: Cunard Pure Mile
Best Natural Heritage Award: Roundwood Pure Mile



Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2015 PURE Mile:

Ballycoog Pure Mile, Ballyknockan Pure Mile, Ballymacahara Pure Mile, Blackhill Pure Mile, Cunard Pure Mile, Drumgoff-Ballyboy & Ballinafunshogue Pure Mile, Lough Dan Pure Mile, Manor Kilbride Pure Mile, Roundwood Pure Mile, Three Mile Water Furzeditch Pure Mile and Tomriland Pure Mile.

The Best Pure Mile: Macreddin Pure Mile
Best New Entry: Glenasmole Pure Mile
Best Past Winners: The Old Road Pure Mile & Mulliacuffe, Ballynultagh, Stranakelly
Best Litter Free Mile: Glenealy Pure Mile
Best Community Effort: Roundwood Pure Mile
Best Education: Brittas Bay National School/Dunganstown Pure Mile
Best Natural Heritage: Killinure Pure Mile
Best Built Heritage: Castletimon Pure Mile
Highly Commended Award: Arklow Duck Pond Pure Mile
Highly Commended Award: Ballycoog Pure Mile
Highly Commended Award: Crossbridge Pure Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2014 PURE Mile:

Annamoe Pure Mile, Arklow Duck Pond Pure Mile, Aughrim Pure Mile, Ashford Pure Mile, Askanagap Pure Mile, Avondale Pure Mile, Ballinamanogue/Mullins Pure Mile, Ballycoog Pure Mile, Ballymanus Pure Mile, Ballinglen PURE Mile, Blainroe Pure Mile, Blessington Pure Mile, Castletimon Pure Mile, Conary Pure Mile, Crossbridge Pure Mile, Dunganstown Pure Mile, Glenasmole Pure Mile, Glenealy Pure Mile, Hillbrook Pure Mile, Killinure Pure Mile, Macreddin Pure Mile, Old Town Derralossary Pure Mile, Roundwood Pure Mile, The Old Road Pure Mile.

The Best PURE Mile: Ballinamanogue/Mullins
Pure Mile Special Mention Award: Castletimon Pure Mile
Best Litter Free Mile: Ashford Pure Mile
Best Community Effort: Annacurra Pure Mile
Best Education: Knockananna Pure Mile
The Best Natural Heritage Award: Macreddin Pure Mile
Best Cultural Heritage: Blessington Pure Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2013 PURE Mile:

Annacurra Pure Mile, Annamoe Pure Mile, Arklow Boating Lake Pure Mile, Ashford Pure Mile, Ballycurragh Pure Mile Askanagap, Ballinamanogue/Mullins Pure Mile, Ballycoog Pure Mile, Ballyguile More / Greenhill Road, Blessington Pure Mile, Bog Meadow Pure Mile Enniskerry, Castletimon Pure Mile, Glendalough Pure Mile, Knockananna Pure Mile, Macreddin Pure Mile

The Best PURE Mile: Crossbridge Pure Mile and Ballymanus PURE Mile
The Best Litter Free Mile: Brittas Pure Mile
The Best Natural Heritage: Wicklow Head Pure Mile
Best Built Heritage Mile: Derralossary Old Town Pure Mile (Roundwood)
Best Community Effort: Killinure Pure Mile
The Best Education: Brittas Pure Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2012 PURE Mile:

Aughrim Pure Mile, Ballymanus Pure Mile, Blainroe Pure Mile, Brittas Pure Mile, Conary Pure Mile, Crossbridge Pure Mile, Derralossary Old Town Pure Mile, Kilcoole Mass Path Pure Mile, Killinure Pure Mile, The Wicklow Head Pure Mile, Rathdangan/Cornan Pure Mile, Rathdrum Mill Walk Pure Mile, Woodenbridge Pure Mile

The Best PURE Mile: The Old Road PURE Mile (Mullinacuffe / Stranakelly / Ballynultagh).
Best PURE Mile Photograph: Askanagap PURE Mile
Best Litter Free Award: Rathdangan PURE Mile
Best Education Award: Blessington Community College
Best Natural Heritage Award: The Knockatemple (Roundwood) PURE Mile
Best Built Heritage Award: Newcastle PURE Mile
Best Community Effort Award: Askanagap PURE Mile

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2011 PURE Mile:

Avondale Pure Mile, Askanagap Pure Mile, The Old Road Pure Mile (Mullinacuffe / Stranakelly / Ballynultagh), Blessington Community College Pure Mile, Dunlavin Pure Mile, Hillbrook Pure Mile, Knockatemple Pure Mile, Newcastle Pure Mile, Rathdangan Pure Mile, Tuckmill Pure Mile, The Old Village Rathnew Pure Mile

The Best Pure Mile: The Lacey Brothers PURE Mile (Ballinglen)
Best Litter Free Award: The Vartry PURE Mile (Roundwood)
Best Heritage/Education Award: Avondale Community College
Best Natural Heritage Award: The Vartry PURE Mile (Roundwood)
Best Community Effort Award: The Lacey Brothers PURE Mile (Ballinglen)

Below is a list of the communities that participated in the 2010 PURE Mile:

The Lacey Brothers PURE Mile (Ballinglen), The Vartry PURE Mile (Roundwood), Avondale Community College (Rathdrum), Newtown PURE Mile, Rathdangan PURE Mile