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Ringaskiddy & District Residents Association and Ballinhassig Village Association the big winners at 2024 County Mayor’s Community Awards

Outstanding contributions made by individuals together with community and voluntary groups from across Cork County were highlighted at the 11th Annual Mayor’s Community Awards in Cork County Hall. The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, presented a total of 11 awards on the night, with Theresa Hickey from West Cork winning the overall Individual award and The Fermoy International Choir, from North Cork, winning the overall Community Group award. 


Ballinhassig Village Association take home our first South Cork award of the evening. The group raised €15,000 to fund the development of a walkway, playground and seating area, turning a site provided by Cork County Council into a fantastic community amenity which hosts community events throughout the year.




The next award was presented to Ringaskiddy & District Residents Association. The group are a jack-of-all-trades, Whether its co-project managing the renovation of the impressive community centre, or helping with flooding issues during the recent storms.


Mayor O’Flynn warmly commended all nominees at the awards ceremony for their commitment and dedication to their communities, “This event is truly one of the highlights of my term as Mayor. It is a fantastic opportunity for me, for Cork County Council and for the people of Cork to show our appreciation for the hard work and commitment that goes into strengthening our communities and inspiring one another to succeed. It is truly an honour for me to be able to recognise and celebrate these incredible achievements this evening.”


Chief Executive of Cork County Council Valerie O’Sullivan added, “Cork County Council’s mission is to improve quality of life and environment together with preserving and promoting local amenities and treasure heritage, all qualities which are augmented by the incredible work done at a community level throughout the county. It is no exaggeration to say that many of the wonderful things about towns and villages in the county are thanks to the amazing work of the nominees and groups and individuals like them. These awards are well-deserved recognition for the incredible community work that takes place all year round in Cork.”

 

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