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Shortlist 2017


Supporting Active Communities

  • Clare County Council – Clare County Council International ‘One Tree Per Child’ Initiative
  • Cork County Council – Dunmanway Community Garden – By the Community, for the Community in the heart of the Community **WINNER**
  • Fingal County Council – Design a Book Project
  • Kildare County Council – Purple Flag Maynooth
  • Monaghan County Council – A Guide to Age Friendly Communication
  • South Dublin County Council – South Dublin County 55plus Daily Activity Planner

Best Practice in Citizen Engagement

  • Dublin City Council – Dublin City Intercultural Language Service
  • Fingal County Council – The Pathway to Participation
  • Kerry County Council – Development of Milltown Community and Chamber Alliance
  • Monaghan County Council – Breaking Down Stereotypes Intergenerational Project
  • South Dublin County Council - €300K – Have Your Say!  **WINNER**

Health & Wellbeing

  • Cork County Council – Physical Activity and Wellbeing Office
  • Fingal County Council – MarathonKids – Children’s Marathon running programme
  • Mayo County Council – Men on the Move  **WINNER**
  • South Dublin County Council – It’s not just a Race

Supporting Tourism

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - dlr Spring into Heritage
  • Fingal County Council - DIT Students in Action
  • Galway County Council - Portumna Marina and Camper Van Recreational Park
  • Leitrim County Council - Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre
  • Louth County Council - Gateway to the Boyne Valley Exhibition at the Tholsel, Drogheda
  • Waterford City & County Council - Waterford Greenway  **WINNER**

Promoting Economic Development

  • Kerry County Council - TasteKerry
  • Limerick City and County Council - Regeneration Programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry  **WINNER**
  • Meath County Council - ECON COMMUTE – Meath Economic Development - A Strategic Approach
  • Monaghan County Council - Monaghan Town Team: Dedicated to promoting Monaghan
  • Sligo County Council - An Chroí - South Sligo Enterprise Centre

Local Authority Innovation

  • Cork City Council - Cork City Council Competitive Dialogue Housing Delivery Process  **WINNER**
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - dlr Downsizing Initiative
  • Leitrim County Council - Lough Rinn Rowing Facility
  • Mayo County Council - Mayo - Our People, Our Place
  • Wicklow County Council - The Wicklow County Councillors Gala Function in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation (WHF)

Sustainable Environment

  • Cork City Council - Greening of Glow
  • Kerry County Council - MacGillycuddy Reeks Habitat and Trail Repair Project - a Collaborative Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) initiative  **WINNER**
  • Meath County Council - Clean Up Navan Campaign
  • Monaghan County Council - Working closely with the hospitality sector in County Monaghan to reduce Food Waste

Best Library Service

  • Donegal County Council - Wainfest Arts and Book Festival for Children
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Sunday Opening at dlr LexIcon
  • Kildare County Council - Support to Secondary Schools Programme  **WINNER**
  • South Dublin County Council - Digital Technologies – STEAM in South Dublin Libraries
  • Waterford City and County Council - Carrickphierish Library

Sustaining the Arts

  • Cork County Council - The Living Space Project Mallow
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - dlr Caterpillar Commissions
  • Kerry County Council - Welcoming The Stranger
  • Longford County Council -  **WINNER**
  • Meath County Council - BORN/BEIRTHE by Deirdre Kinahan, Primary Schools Theatre Project.
  • Wexford County Council - Living Arts - Arts in Education

Joint Local Authority Initiative

  • Dublin City Council - Dublin Economic Monitor
  • Limerick City and County Council - Housing Assistance Payment Shared Services Centre
  • Monaghan County Council - Cavan and Monaghan Science Festival  **WINNER**

Festival the Year

  • Donegal County Council - Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival  **WINNER**
  • Limerick City and County Council - Riverfest Limerick
  • Louth County Council - The Irish Maritime Festival 2016
  • Monaghan County Council – Monaghan Country Music Festival
  • Wicklow County Council - Bray Air Display

Outstanding Customer Service

  • Cork County Council - Your
  • Limerick City and County Council -  **WINNER**

Enhancing the Urban Environment

  • Kildare County Council - Kilcock Royal Canal Greenway & Square Enhancement Works 2015-2017
  • Limerick City and County Council  -Limerick Smarter Travel Green Way
  • Offaly County Council - Revitalising Birr by improving the way its public realm functions  **WINNER**
  • South Dublin County Council - Ballyowen Equine Centre, Ballyowen Park, Lucan, Co Dublin.

 Heritage and Built Environment

  • Cork County Council - Spike Island, Cork Harbour  **WINNER**
  • Louth County Council - Bringing new life to Drogheda's Old Abbey Lane
  • Wicklow County Council - Commemorating the 100th birthday and birthplace of artist George Campbell RHA (1917 - 1979)

Disability Services Provision

  • Clare County Council - Disability Services at Active Ennis Leisure Complex
  • Cork City Council - Hollyhill Library services for children with autism  **WINNER**
  • Monaghan County Council - A Minute Matters – Raising awareness YouTube campaign

Commemorations & Centenaries

  • Carlow County Council - Rediscovering Willibrord
  • Cavan County Council – Cavan County Museum’s Commemoration Education Programme  **WINNER**
  • Cork City Council – Cork City Council’s 2016 Commemoration Programme
  • Cork County Council - Centenary Commemorations in the County of Cork
  • Donegal County Council - County Donegal in 1916: From the Edge: Donegal County Council History & Heritage Education Pack
  • South Dublin County Council - Our Heroes - Ár Laochra


The Excellence in Local Government Awards are sponsored by Vodafone and held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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