June 15, 2021

Plain sailing as 11 Wicklow groups make finals of All-Ireland community awards

Eleven community organisations from Wicklow have been chosen as finalists for this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards.

The awards, presented by IPB Insurance and the Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA), take place in Croke Park on February 15 with more 400 people expected to attend.

  • The Big Chiseller 2019 – Enniskerry’s Inaugural Festival of Wood Sculpture – Best Arts/Culture (incl. festivals & events);
  • Ray of Sunshine Morning & After school ltd – Best Business Working with the Community;
  • Power for Parkinson’s – Best Community Health Initiative;
  • Glen Beach Cliff Walk – Best Community Health Initiative;
  • Wicklow Warriors Inclusive team – Wicklow Rugby Club – Best Community Sports Team/Club;
  • Bray Sailing Club Inclusion in Sport Programme 2019 – Best Disability Access & Inclusion Initiative;
  • Wicklow County Library Community Literacy Supports – Best Education/Training Initiative;
  • Brittas Bay Biodiversity Project – Best Environmental/Ecological Project/Initiative;
  • Wicklow through the Ages – Best Heritage Project;
  • The Gates of Hell Virtual Reality Project, Wicklow Gaol – Best Tourism Initiative;
  • Ecotrail Wicklow – Best Tourism Initiative.

Over 400 attendees are expected to turn out to this year’s highly anticipated awards.

Hundreds of organisations entered this year’s event, which boasts 19 categories.

Entrants  were required to provide information on the project they were submitting, the people involved and their achievements over the past year.

“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,” event manager Michael O’Donoghue said.

“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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