Limerick in the running for 10 All-Ireland Community and Council Awards

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Limerick projects has been shortlisted for 10 awards at this year’s All Ireland Community and Council Awards, including ‘Best Connected Council.

he awards highlight and celebrate the work done by the local authorities as well as volunteers and groups in our communities and recognise the important contribution they make to our lives.

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This year more than 180 entries were received across 24 categories.  Following a rigorous judging process over 100 projects nationwide from 23 counties were shortlisted for the awards ceremony, which takes place in Croke Park Stadium on 15 February 2020.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “The LAMA Awards highlight the best of work that is being carried out by councils in partnership with local groups and organisations.

“The ten projects shortlisted for Limerick are a testament to the hard work and dedication of staff on both sides. The work being carried out as part of the projects is very important and have a significant impact in the respective local communities.” he added.

The awards, which are in their 14th year, recognise and celebrate communities and councils working together.  They are presented by IPB Insurance and Local Authority Members’ Association (LAMA).

Ten Limerick projects have been shortlisted in seven categories.  They are:

Category

Project

Best Connected Council (Communication & Digital Marketing)

Community Engagement – Limerick’s Citizens Observatory

Best Arts/ Culture (incl. Festivals & Events)

The Bingo Wings Project

Best Business Working with the Community

The Urban Digital Co-op & Community Hub

Best Social Enterprise of the Year

Siel Bleu Ireland (Limerick)

St. Gabriel’s Orthotic Services

The Urban Co-op

Best Disability Access & Inclusion Initiative

Watch House Cross Community Library Autism Friendly Programme

Best Education/ Training Initiative

The Bays Training Centre, Moyross, Limerick

Best Community Based Initiative

The Bays Training Centre, Moyross

The Nicholas Street Project