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Council Digest December 2016

Council Digest December 2016

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a ceremony in County Hall to honour the winners in the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2016. The Awards scheme was introduced to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers across a wide range of local activity.

In his address, the Cathaoirleach paid tribute to the Award winners. ‘Too seldom as a community do we take the time to formally show our appreciation for the enormous work of our dedicated community volunteers, those people who give so generously of their time, energy and expertise for the common good. This Awards ceremony is Sligo County Council’s opportunity to show our gratitude for the many community groups, associations and individuals right across County Sligo. 

The entertainment at the ceremony was provided a group of local musicians Kate, Tom and Paddy Gavin. 

Cathaoirleach’s Awards winners 2016
CategoryWinnerPresented by
Arts & Culture  Eileen Tighe Councillor Gino O’Boyle
Community – Individual Tom Haran Karen McGarty
Community - Group Abbeyquarter Mens Group Councillor Declan Bree
Environment & Heritage Coolaney/Rockfield Tidy Towns Councillor Dara Mulvey
Schools Colaiste Iascaigh Councillor Sean MacManus
Young Enterprise Ursuline College Councillor Seamus Kilgannon
Sports Martin Seery Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady
Spirit of Sligo Julian Cassells Councillor Hubert Keaney