In Pictures – Winners announced of Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards 2017

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath presents the overall group award to the Cancer Connect group, at the Cork County Mayor's community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork. Picture: David Keane

THE Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Séamus McGrath, held the fifth Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 10th 2017. A total of 11 Awards were made on the night from over 36 nominations.  An incredible variety of community groups and individuals from across Cork County attended the evening’s celebration. 

Mayor McGrath awarded the following nominees from the West Cork Division.

West

Group

Leap Scarecrow Festival

West

Group

Cancer Connect

West

Individual

Robert Wilmot

Robert Wilmot received the Overall Individual Award.  Bandon man Robert is a member, and founder of many, voluntary organisations.  Robert’s contribution to these clubs supports an important social outlet for many people, particularly those to live alone.

The Overall Community and Voluntary Group Award was made to Cancer Connect.  Nominated by Councillor Patrick Gerard Murphy, Cancer Connect offer a free and flexible transport service to Cork hospitals from West Cork for people receiving radiotherapy, chemotherapy and related treatments. Cancer connect have recorded 18,600 journeys and have over 250 volunteers registered. They are also planning on extending their services to include a North Cork route.

Speaking at the event, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Séamus McGrath commented “An amazing 36 community groups and individuals were nominated, chosen for the superb contributions and improvements made to communities across Cork County. That is a magnificent indictment of the culture that we have in our County and one which I am delighted to be in a position to recognise, and celebrate, at the Mayors Awards”. 

The Mayor went on to say “I would like to see even more nominations for the Mayors Awards next year. I would like to see the ethos of volunteerism go forward and spread, to benefit each other and for the benefits to ourselves. Any litter that is picked, any time donated, any thought shared, all making our communities stronger and creating great places to live happily. And where someone takes that first step, another will follow.  That is where we will find strength in our communities.”

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Leap Scarecrow Festival group, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Kilmurry group of Cllr Gobnait Moynihan, Noel Howard, Deirdre Bourke, Mary O’Mahony, Tony Murphy and Cllr Michael Creed, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to Frank Keane from Youghal with Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley, Joan and Tadhg Keane and Martina Conlon, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Tracton Community Council group of Cllr Kevin Murphy, Kathleen Dempsey, Lisa Rauch, Sharon McAuley, Hazel Burton and Cllr Alan Coleman, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Belgooly Tidy Village Association group of Cllr Kevin Murphy, Cathal and Irene O’Shea, Nicola Desmond and Cllr Alan Coleman, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce group of Cllr Declan Hurley, Catherine Crowley, Deirdre Kelly, Judy Kelleher, Valerie Hurley and Cllr Joe Carroll, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Skibbereen group of Don Davis, Cllr Paul Hayes, Garry Minihane, Cian O’Mahony and Eamonn Fitzgerald, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Leap Scarecrow Festival group of Kathleen Woumans, Gerard O’Donovan, Rita Ryan, James Ronan and Elenor Callaghan, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to John Hurley of St Michael’s Centre, Bandon, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Air Ambulance group of Ken Smyth and Kathleen and John Murphy, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Ballydehob Hall & Community Association group of Mary Cotter, Christine O’Regan, Janet Robertson, Siobhan Arnold and Cllr Danny Collins, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Cancer Connect group of Helen O’Driscoll, David O’Brien, Michael Goodall, Meilie O’Leary and Cllr Patrick Murphy, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to Robert Wilmot from Bandon, with Pat Dooley, Majella McSweeney, Mary Wilmot and Jerry McSweeney, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Tracton Community Council group of Kathleen Dempsey, Lisa Rauch, Sharon McAuley and Hazel Burton, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Ballydehob Hall & Community Association group of Mary Cotter, Janet Robinson, Siobhan Arnold and Christine O’Regan, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce group of Catherine Crowley, Deirdre Kelly, Judy Kelleher and Valerie Hurley, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath makes the presentation to the Belgooly Tidy Village Association group of Cathal O’Shea, Nicola Desmond and Irene O’Shea, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane
Judy Kelleher and Valerie Hurley, both from Dunmanway, enjoying the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Catherine Crowley and Deirdre Kelly, both from Dunmanway, looking stylish at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
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Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Seamus McGrath and Cork County Council chief executive Tim Lucey, with council staff members Dympna Murphy, Edel Bodie, Lisa O’Riordan, Nicola Radley, Claire Looney-O’Sullivan, Carol Ahern and Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Cork County Mayor’s community awards ceremony for 2017 hosted by Cork County Council, at County Hall, Cork.
Picture: David Keane

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