Village Success at Ulster in Bloom!

Edenderry Village scored a double success at the Ulster in Bloom awards last Thursday (14th October).

In the main category, we came third in the Small Village category, finishing behind Ballynure and Charlestown Village. Even though we didn’t win, third place is still a stunning result for our first time entering the competition.

Edenderry Residents Association Chairman John White attended the awards ceremony on behalf of the Village.

Pictured L-R: Brenda Cameron (Edenderry Village), Cllr Frances Burton (NILGA), John White (Edenderry Village), Michael Wardlow (Translink Chairman), and Lisa Murray (Belfast City Council)

To make the day even better, the Village also won a Community Award for the village allotments.

This is testament to the hard work of the allotment committee, and all of the plot holders who look after their little bit of the village.

Neither of these successes would have been possible without the help of local residents, who spent their time litter-picking, weeding, planting wildflower seeds and much more to generally keep the village looking beautiful. To all those who helped out, in whatever way, raise a glass to yourself and enjoy this success!

Hopefully we’ll have more opportunities to do these sort of activities again soon, but if you have any ideas for how to make the villague look even better and are interested in helping out, then please drop an email to us at and we’ll do our best to facilitate it.