Pure Mile Awards

2017 Pure Mile Awards

2017 was the eighth year of the Pure Mile competition with over 50 communities, groups, and organisations, collectively improving and enhancing over 150 miles of road in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands.  The groups ranged from the beautiful Valley of Glenmalure in County Wicklow, to The Hill Road in Cunard South Dublin, stretching across the mountains of Golden Hill in Kilbride, to the coastal area of Brittas Bay.

The Awards ceremony were held at the Brooklodge Hotel on the 3rd October 2017. All participants received a Pure Mile certificate and a selection of native Irish tress.  There were 13 awards presented on the night with cash prizes reaching a total of €5,000.  The awards and certificates were presented by the Cathaoirleach for Wicklow County Council, Cllr. Edward Timmins.

2017 Pure Mile Awards

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 PPure 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 2017 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