Mayo organisations go for gold in prestigious Community awards

Organisations from across Mayo have been chosen as finalists for this year’s All Ireland Community and Council Awards, which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA.

The event, which recognises communities and councils whose hard work remains widely unrecognised, takes place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Over 400 attendees are expected to turn out to this year’s highly anticipated awards.

Now in its 14th year, finalists from Mayo include: (1 ) Pat Fahy, Westport Tidy Towns - Community Volunteer of the Year; (2 ) Westival - Best Arts/Culture (incl. festivals & events ); (3 ) Mayo County Council -, Connecting with our Communities - Best Connected Council (Communication & Digital Marketing ); (4 ) Mayo Autism Camp - Best Disability Access & Inclusion Initiative; (5 ) Protecting the Great Yellow Bumblebee – An Awareness and Conservation Initiative - Best Environmental/Ecological Project/Initiative and (6 ) An Cnoc Mór Housing Scheme - Creating a new streetscape - Best Social Housing Initiative.

Event Manager Michael O’Donoghue, commented: "We anticipate this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, with many unsung heroes being recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities. Competition remains high with so many inspiring projects deserving awards.

"With over 400 people attending this year’s event, it’s set to be a night many will remember as they continue to carry out inspiring projects that positively impact people and their surrounding communities in some shape or form."


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