Begin Together Awards

The Search for Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town 2020

2020 Finalists Announced

The Begin Together Awards have received a record number of entries this year. Congratulations to the towns that have been selected as the 2020 Begin Together Award finalists.

The awards initiative this year is being fast-tracked to provide funding to winning towns in October in order to directly assist their Covid-19 recovery. Judging will commence 16 September 2020. Winners of the awards will be announced in early October with the overall winner receiving €50,000/ or sterling equivalent and the title of Ireland’s ‘Most Enterprising Town’.

Awards 2020 Categories and Finalists

Population Categories

  • 0-2,000

  • 2,001-4,000

  • 4,001-7,000

  • 7,001-14,000

  • 14,000+

  • Cahersiveen, County Kerry
    Clonbur, County Galway

  • Kilrush, County Clare
    Carndonagh, County Donegal

  • Kinsale, County Cork
    Blessington, County Wicklow

  • Ballina, County Mayo
    Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

  • Ennis, County Clare
    Sligo, County Sligo
City Award
  • Grafton Quarter, Dublin City
    Newry, Newry City
Rising Star
  • Tallaght, County Dublin
    Carlow, County Carlow
Special Initiatives

  • Local town promotion initiative

  • Local community enterprise initiative

  • Local Business & Community Response Initiative

  • New Ross, County Wexford
    Clonakilty, County Cork

  • Dromore, County Down
    Granard, County Longford

  • Tramore, County Waterford
    Inchicore/Kilmainham, Dublin City

Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town (1 overall winner)
  • This winner will also have won either a Population or City category.