Great to see Glendoher been awarded and special Award for Annalise Murphy our Rathfarnham Olympian.
The Community Endeavour Awards aim to acknowledge, promote and recognise the work of community and voluntary organisations within the administrative area of South Dublin County Council. There is an immense richness and variety of voluntary organisations working in South Dublin and this initiative in some small way tries to recognise the efforts of those who carry out this valuable work. All community organisations whose activities have made a difference in their community and have had a beneficial effect on the residents were eligible to enter.
146 entries were received from a wide variety of groups operating in South Dublin County.
An independent judging panel assessed each entry and the Awards were made at a function in the Red Cow Moran’s Hotel on Friday 2nd December by the Mayor, Cllr. Guss O’Connell.
Speaking at the event, the Mayor, Cllr O’Connell said “Tonight as a Council, we give thanks to you for your work over the past twelve months. We appreciate your commitment and dedication to making this County a better place to live and work”
Awards were made under the following headings:
Civic Pride and Community Endeavour Clondalkin Tidy Towns
Gradam na Gaeilge Muintir Chrónáin
Sport and Recreation Round Towers GAA Club Ladies/Girls Section
Social Inclusion Award The WEB project
Active Age Award Palmerstown Day Care Centre
Community/School Garden or Allotment Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School
Community Sustainability Initiative Glendoher and District Residents Association
Community Facility of the Year Glenasmole Community Centre
Corporate Endeavour Salesforce
Volunteer of the Year Lily O’Doherty
Special Endeavour Award Fettercairn Collective
Special Endeavour Award Esker Celtic Football for All
Overall Community Endeavour Award 2016 Glenasmole Community
A special recognition endeavour award was made to Rathfarnham native, Annalise Murphy, to celebrate her achievement of winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in the summer.