Humberts Footsteps event wins national acclaim

In Humbert’s Footsteps, an historical reenactment of the French invasion of Ireland in 1798, has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

The event is in the running to be named Gathering Event of the Year, Best Heritage Project, and Best Tourism Initiative at the 2014 LAMA Community & Council Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate exceptional projects by community groups and local authorities across the country.

Mayo is one of the leading counties in Ireland this year and makes the shortlist in an impressive 10 different categories.

Castlebar Tennis Club is a finalist for Local Sports Club of the Year while Mayo County Council’s Geneographic Project is shortlisted for a Best Connected Community award.

Kilmeena Group Water Scheme and Kilmeena National School are shortlisted for an award for their contribution to water quality and also in a second award category for Best Energy Smart Initiative.

Inishturk Island Spirit of Place is shortlisted twice in the Best Tourism Initiative and Most Innovative Authority categories.

The West of Ireland Womens’ Marathon is a finalist for the Best Community Based Initiative award.

The overall winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, on January 25, 2014.


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