The Community Endeavour Awards took place in the Red Cow last Saturday (25th) with Mayor Paul Gogarty on hand to present the award show.
The Community Endeavour Awards aim to acknowledge, promote and recognise the work of community and voluntary organisations within the administrative area of South Dublin County Council.
There is an immense richness and variety of voluntary organisations working in South Dublin and this initiative aims to recognise the efforts of those who carry out this valuable work.
All community organisations whose activities have made a difference in their community and had a beneficial effect on the residents were eligible to enter.
169 entries were received from a wide variety of groups operating in South Dublin County. An independent judging panel then assessed each entry.
Speaking at the event, Mayor Gogarty said:
“Tonight as a Council, we give thanks to South Dublin County’s voluntary organisations for their work over the past twelve months.
“We appreciate their commitment and dedication to making this County a better place to live and work”
Awards were made under the following headings:
Civic Pride and Community Endeavour: Lucan St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
Community Facility of the Year: Ballyroan Community and Youth Centre
Sport and Recreation Award: St. Mark’s GAA Club
Social Inclusion Award: Esker Celtic F.C. Football for All Programme
Active Age Award: Rams in Rhythm
Gradam Cultúr agus Oidhreacht
na hÉireann: Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Group
Community / School Garden or Allotment: Esker Educate Together N.S. Gardening Club
Community Sustainability Initiative: The Pink Ladies +1
Corporate Endeavour Award: Google, Ireland and Londis, Adamstown
Volunteer of the Year: Denis Cummins nominated by Peamount Utd
SpecialRecognition Award: Tree of Hope
Special Recognition Award: Jenny Egan, International Canoeist
(to celebrate her numerous achievements including her recent Bronze Medal in the K1 Canoe Marathon World Championship)
Special Recognition Award: Mick Bohan and The Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Team
(to celebrate winning the All Ireland Ladies Senior Gaelic Football Championship)
Overall Community Endeavour
Award 2017: Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Group