Dunmanway Community Garden is a winner at Chambers Ireland Awards

Dunmanway collect their award from Mary Kennedy. Pic via Cork County Council / Twitter

Chief Executive Cork County Council, Tim Lucey was thrilled to see Cork County Council scoop two awards at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards last night. Speaking at the awards, Mr Lucey said “I am very pleased to see Cork County Council conferred with the award for Dunmanway Community Garden and Spike Island. These awards are recognition of the evolving culture we, as an organisation, are operating and excelling in and demonstrate the incredible commitment of staff to Cork communities together with the skill set required to deliver ongoing modernisation and change.”

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley, also spoke of his delight with the award, “These awards select the very best of local authority projects.  To have six project selected is a wonderful achievement in the first instance.  I was delighted to learn of the projects which were selected and am absolutely elated to see awards for Spike Island and Dunmanway Community Garden in what are highly competitive categories with an incredible variety of worthy winners.”

The awards, an annual event, showcases best practice in local government and recognises the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

Cork County Council was shortlisted for six awards:-

  • Sustaining the Arts – The Living Space Project Mallow
  • Outstanding Customer Service –Yourcouncil.ie
  • Heritage and Built Environment – Spike Island, Cork Harbour
  • Supporting Active Communities – Dunmanway Community Garden – By the Community, for the Community in the heart of the Community
  • Commemorations & Centenaries – Centenary Commemorations in the County of Cork
  • Health & Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Wellbeing Office

Mayor Hurley went on to say “I would like to congratulate all who have enabled the delivery of these projects and applaud this success.  This award recognises the impact of these projects but what is truly making a difference is how these projects are bringing real and meaningful benefits to the people of Cork.”