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Third award for Eyre Square

Eyre Square has been awarded the Irish Landscape Institute Design Award for 2007.

This is the third major award that the enhanced square has received, having already scooped the Best City Street in the City Neighbourhoods Category for 2006 and also claiming the overall prize in the 2006 Best City Neighbourhood in respect of the Eyre Square Enhancement Project.

Welcoming the award, City Manager, Joe MacGrath said, "The award acts as testament to the hard work and commitment of Galway City Council including everyone involved in the Eyre Square Enhancement Scheme. "The enhanced design of Eyre Square is based on best modern European practice, providing a balanced solution to City Centre recreational requirements and a wide diversity of activities for a range of interests, both to its citizens and visitors alike." The enhanced Eyre Square and Kennedy Park act as the primary civic space in Galway and create a setting for sculpture pieces and a place for performance and civic events.

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