Special Award won at Pride of Place Awards

After a winter hike during Christmas 2020, brothers and sister Danny, Simon, Ian and Enya decided to try do something to save our Wicklow Mountains and all the dwindling nature across our home county. And so with no expertise, land or wealth, just passion and a few friends, we setup ReWild Wicklow.

On Friday 10th November at the all-island Pride of Place Community Awards in Armagh we were shocked to be given a Special Award at the end of the night in recognition of our unique achievements!

Our dream of making a difference for nature would not have come true without the over 1,300 of you all across this county and beyond joining us. This award belongs to each and every one of our volunteers who have planted a tree, built a dam, put up a camera trap or took part in any way.

And this award is also for all of our fantastic partners, the passionate landowners and managers who have helped make Wicklow one of the best counties in Ireland for nature restoration projects. Special thank you to Wicklow County Council who nominated us for the awards and to Wild Acres Nature Reserve who hosted us for the judging morning back in September.

Congratulations to three other Wicklow winners on the night as well: Hollywood Village, Avoca Village and Greystones Tidy Towns Sensory Garden!

The aim of these awards is to inspire other communities and we really hope what we have achieved with this group, and how much joy it has given us all, will provide a template for other counties to follow in our footsteps.