Congratulations to the 2021 Finalists  

After much deliberation by our specially selected panel of judges, we are delighted to announce the 2021 Finalists for the All Ireland Community & Council Awards presented by IPB insurance and LAMA.

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Community-Based Initiative

Carrickmacross Toy Library (Monaghan)

Castletroy Urban Greenway (Limerick)

Cavan Library Covid-19 Book Delivery Service (Cavan)

CHEF AID Letterkenny (Donegal)

Clean it up you Dirty Pup! Dog Fouling Campaign (Galway City)

Clever Little Handies Baby Sign Classes (Kildare)

Cork County Council Community Call Library Housebound Service (Cork)

Covid Care Concerts (Wicklow)

Housebound Service (Louth)

Kildare Cycle Cafés (Kildare)

Love Your Beach Week 2021 (Galway City)

Monaghan Libraries Community Delivery and Programming Service (Monaghan)

Project Cineál (Donegal)

Super Connectors (Louth)

Tramore Eco Group Biodiversity Project (Waterford)

Best Community Health Initiative

Sponsored by

Argideen Valley Trail (Cork)

Castletroy Urban Greenway (Limerick)

Clever Little Handies Baby Sign Classes (Kildare)

FitFor45 (South Dublin)

Light Up for Road Safety – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (Mayo)

Mosney Village initiatives (Meath)

“Not Around Us” Campaign (Meath)

Old Balreask Woods, Navan Community Garden (Meath)

Relationships Matter: Building ACE Awareness in the Community (Cork)

San Remo Project (Wicklow)

Soccer for Girls (Waterford)

The Urban Co-op & Wellness Hub (Limerick)

Best Environmental or Ecological Project or Initiative

Sponsored by

Burren Ecotourism Network – Lonely Planet Listing (Clare)

Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works (Kerry)

Green Dublin Docklands Initiative (Dublin City)

Harper’s Island Wetlands (Cork)

Love Your Beach Week 2021 (Galway City)

Mayo Decarbonising Communities Network (Mayo)

Protect Our Dunes Campaign (Mayo)

Reclaimed Asphalt Pilot Scheme (Monaghan)

Sustainable Development Goals Mapping Tool (Wicklow)

Team Limerick Clean Up (TLC6) ‘ Different But Doable’ (Limerick)

Tramore Eco Group Biodiversity Project (Waterford)

Whitestown Estate Management – Community Environmental Initiatives (Fingal)

Best Business Working with the Community

Sponsored by

ABC Nutrition (Clare)

Bloom HQ (Laois)

Clever Little Handies Baby Sign Classes (Kildare)

Contactless Bottle Filling Station (Fingal)

Fingal County Council Public Wi-Fi Roadmap (Fingal)

Green Dublin Docklands Initiative (Dublin City)

Housebound Service (Louth)

Mosney Village Initiatives (Meath)

Project Cineál (Donegal)

The Urban Co-op & Wellness Hub (Limerick)

Best Tourism Initiative

Clew Bay Bike Trail (Mayo)

‘Explore Cork’ App (Cork)

Keep Discovering Donegal (Donegal)

Lough Gur Visitor Centre and Lakeshore Park (Limerick)

Painting of the Stoney Steps (Cork)

Patrick Kavanagh Centre Visitor Experience (Monaghan)

Refurbishment of Fitzwilliam Square (Wicklow)

Royal Canal Greenway (Longford)

The Safe Destination Kerry Programme (Kerry)

Samuel Hayes Bridge (Wicklow)

Voices of St. Mary’s at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal (Cork)

Wicklow Passport (Wicklow)

Best Social Housing Project/Initiative

Sponsored by

9 Houses Railway Avenue, Borris, Co. Carlow (Carlow)

Bun Daire Green Kinnegad, County Westmeath (Westmeath)

The Carraig Eden Project (Wicklow)

Parkview, Edenderry (Offaly)

Quilty, Kilmihil, Sixmilebridge and Roslevan Units (Clare)

Youghal Clock Gate Tower Social Housing & Heritage Information Centre Project (Cork)

Best Waste Management Programme

Clare Waste Awareness Week (Clare)

Clean Up! (Fingal)

RTE Founded on Waste Prevention (Dublin City)

NWCPO at Offaly County Council (Offaly)

Stop Food Waste (Kerry)

Best Community Sports Team/Club

Enjoy Tennis at Shankill Tennis Club (Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown)

FitFor45 (South Dublin)

Longford Athletic Club (Longford)

Monaghan Sanctuary Runners (Monaghan)

The Peace Link (Monaghan)

St. Paul’s Boxing Club (Waterford)

Waterford Sports Partnership/Waterford Gymnastics Club – Me and My Dad Do Gymnastics (Waterford)

Best Heritage Project

Achonry Mullinabreena Enhancement (Sligo)

Boyne Valley Twinning Initiative (Meath)

The Carrickmacross Workhouse – Interpretation & Education Project (Monaghan)

Clare County Heritage Week Award 2020 (Clare)

Fort Eliza Restoration Project (Offaly)

The Norman Way Phase 3 (Wexford)

Swords Castle Conservation Project (Fingal)

Youghal ‘Virtual’ Medieval Festival (Cork)

Arts/Culture (inc. festivals & events)

Cork CoCo Pops (Cork)

Fingal Festival of History (Fingal)

‘Mayo Day 21 – Ár bPobal, Our People’ (Mayo)

New Ross Summer Sessions 2021 (Wexford)

Summer Songs – Inland & By The Sea (Wicklow)

Waterways Zibaldone (Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown)

Wicklow Passport (Wicklow)

Best Connected Council

Cavan Day 2020 (Cavan)

Free Outdoor WiFi (Fingal)

Imagine – High Speed Broadband (Tipperary)

Limerick 50 Days (Limerick)

Michael Cusack Centre Digital Hub (Clare)

Waterways Ireland Virtual Open Day (Clare)

Disability Access & Inclusion

Age Friendly Clare Digital Nursing Home Initiative

N25 Castlemartyr Village Footbridges

Spraoi agus Sport Alernative Respite Programme (Donegal)

Super Connectors (Louth)

Wicklow County Council Customer Service Innovation Hub (Wicklow

Wicklow Library – Changing Places facility

Best Education/Training Initiative

Connections (Clare)

Dangers of using Inflatables on Open Water (Cork)

Kildare Cycle Cafés (Kildare)

Research by Dr Faisal Ali Khan (South Dublin)

Virtual Reality Canal Experience (Westmeath)

Weather Station For Schools – Climate Change (Fingal)

Writing Home (Kilkenny)

Youth Sports Leader Award (Waterford)

Best CSR Community Programme

Amber Thursday – National Fire, Road and Water Safety initiative (Kildare)

NWCPO at Offaly County Council (Offaly)

Rathcoran House, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow (Wicklow)

Ray of Sunshine Ltd (Wicklow)

Weather Station For Schools – Climate Change (Fingal)

Wicklow Library – Read Rainbow (Wicklow)

Community Volunteer of the Year

CHEF AID Letterkenny (Donegal)

Entertain Us Athy – Lifting Spirits During a Pandemic (Kildare)

 Hawre Kane (Cork)

Jason Mulhall, Blessington Tidy Towns (Wicklow)

Patrick Brophy (South Dublin)

South Dublin Volunteer Centre – COVID-19 Volunteers (South Dublin)

Best Public Park

Albert Reynolds Peace Park (Longford)

Arklow Dog Park (Wicklow)

Connemara National Park – Green Flag (Galway)

Millennium Park (Fingal)

Min Ryan Park & Playground (Wexford)

Somers Park (Roscommon)

Waterstown Park – A Hidden Gem (South Dublin)

Best Energy Smart Initiative

Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works (Kerry)

Imagine – High Speed Broadband (Tipperary)

Smart Street Lighting (Tipperary)

Best Local Authority Innovation for Attracting Inward Investment

Arklow Courthouse & Enterprise Hub (Wicklow)

Bloom HQ (Laois)

Love Donegal Day 2021 (Donegal)

Best Micro Business

Clever Little Handies Baby Sign Classes (Kildare)

Ray of Sunshine Ltd (Wicklow)

Emergency Response

Person/Team of the Year

Cavan Civil Defence (Cavan)

Clare Fire Service (Clare)

South Dublin Volunteer Centre – COVID-19 Volunteers (South Dublin)

National Impact Award

Announced at the Awards Ceremony

Council of the Year

Sponsored by

Announced at the Awards Ceremony

Grand Prix Award

Sponsored by

Announced at the Awards Ceremony

Special Recognition Award

Announced at the Awards Ceremony