dlr Community Awards Winners 2016

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Friday, October 14, 2016
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Community Awards 2016, now in its 20th year, received 63 entries from Community Groups for this year’s competition.

These awards afford the County Council an opportunity to acknowledge the valuable contribution that community and voluntary groups and individuals make within the County to their communities through a diverse range of services and activities.

Supporting community engagement, participation volunteerism and active citizenship is one of the Council’s key objectives, and these awards help to recognise and reward the valiant efforts that the community groups play in developing and improving their communities. 

Overall Winner

We are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the DLR Community Awards 2016 was Kilcross Estate Management Forum.

This group was established 11 years ago, their aims and objectives are to improve and enhance the environment of their area in which they live by voluntary work, education and Social inclusion. 

With a very busy schedule, this group has completed a number of projects including bio diversity workshops for adults and children, two social inclusion events and have produced a Calendar for 2016 showcasing their work over the year. Congratulations!

In addition, the winners in the seven categories listed below are:

Community Services Category

3rd Place        Marsham Court Residents Association

2nd Place        Southside Women’s Action Network

1st Place        Hillview Community Resource Centre

Community Facilities Category

3rd Place        Shanganagh Park House

2nd Place        Kilcross Resource Centre

1st Place        Loughlinstown Community Rooms

Older Persons in the Community Category

3rd Place        Central Dun Laoghaire Senior Citizens

2nd Place        Kilcross Ladies/Over 50s Club        

1st Place        Loughlinstown Over 50s Activity Group

Services for Young People Category

3rd Place        Shanganagh Park House Summer Project

2nd Place        Sallynoggin Youth Project

1st Place        Southside Travellers Children and Young Peoples Programme


Environmental Awareness in Action Category

3rd Place        Meadowlands/Fitzgerald Park Estate Management Forum

2nd Place        Purple House, Allotment Project Rathsallagh

1st Place        St. Brigid’s Community Garden

Services for Children Under 10 Category

3rd Place        Shanganagh Park House Afterschool Project

2nd Place        Cois Cairn Community Playgroup

1st Place        Ballyogan Family Resource Centre Preschool Childcare and Afterschool Services

Arts, Culture & Recreation Category

Judges Commendation Award – Raging Hormones Drama Group

3rd Place        Balally Players Theatre Group

2nd Place        Shankill GAA Club

1st Place        Sport 4 Development Ireland