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.