There's a Glass and a Half in Everyone!
On Weekend Breakfast we have been on the hunt for Ireland's Soundest Town with thanks to our generous sponsors Cadbury.
Each month we chose a winning Soundtown, that was nominated by one of our listeners.
Alison Curtis visited each of the winning towns and awarded them with a plaque and a hamper of Cadbury treats.
Now we finally have our winner!
Fartown in County Galway blew our judges away with their heart-warming story.
Melanie and Jeremy Zanni are overwhelmed by the generosity of local tradesmen who worked around the clock to construct the house for them in a matter of weeks.
The Zanni family settled in Fartown over ten years ago when they fell in love with a 300-year-old thatched cottage and set up a bakery.
But their home went up in flames and was destroyed following a freak chimney fire.
The local community wasted no time in constructing a new home, which the family have now moved into.
What our judges had to say:
“It was really difficult to choose one overall Cadbury Soundtown Winner. Each of the monthly winners showcased the best of their town and the beauty of the place they call ‘home’. You could sense huge pride in each one of them and it’s great to see that community spirit is alive and well in Ireland today.
But there can be only one winner and the judges felt that the winning Soundtown demonstrated the true meaning of ‘community spirit’: rallying around to support your neighbours in times of hardship. As one of the locals put it “it just shows what can be done when people are working together, not pulling against each other”. The people of this town not only rebuilt a house, they rebuilt a home.
Our Cadbury Soundtown winner, 2019 is Fartown, Co Galway.”
On Saturday 16th November we'll be heading to Fartown to crown the town Fartown as the SOUNDEST TOWN!
We’ll be doing the show live from the Zanni's house and awarding the plaque and €10,000 towards a community project!