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Shortlist 2018


Supporting Active Communities

  • Cavan County Council – Cavan Older People's Council Intergenerational Project
  • Clare County Council – Clare Library Outreach Service to Kilmaley Daycare and Health Centre Clare
  • Fingal County Council – Fingal Kaleidoscope Intergenerational Project (Seniors & Four Year Olds) **WINNER**
  • Kerry County Council – The development of ‘Community and Business Alliance Structures’
  • Limerick City and County Council – Balance Bike Initiative
  • Monaghan County Council – Know ME not the Stereotype

Best Practice in Citizen Engagement

  • Clare County Council – Community Mobilisation Unit: Rural & Community Development Officer **WINNER**
  • Cork City Council – The Lord Mayor's Civic and Community and Voluntary Awards
  • Kerry County Council – Access for All: Disability awareness workshop
  • Leitrim County Council – Use Your Brain Not Your Fists
  • Limerick City & County Council – Limerick Clothing Factory

Health & Wellbeing

  • Cavan County Council – Cavan Rainbow Youth: An LGBT Youth Support Service in County Cavan **WINNER**
  • Fingal County Council – Fingal Athletics League
  • Limerick City and County Council - Healthy Limerick
  • Mayo County Council – It's for Girls
  • Monaghan County Council - Monaghan Comhairle na nÓg
  • South Dublin County Council – MedEx Health Programme

Supporting Tourism

  • Cork County Council - 'Skibbereen: The Famine Story'
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown:  A Tourism Destination for All
  • Fingal County Council - The Fingal Tourism Development Office (FTDO)
  • Galway County Council - Connemara - Wild At Heart
  • Mayo County Council - Wild Mayo Tourism Brand Development and Marketing Campaign
  • Monaghan County Council - Refurbishment of the Carrickmacross Market House Building
  • Waterford City & County Council - King of the Vikings - the World's First Viking Virtual Reality Adventure **WINNER**

Promoting Economic Development

  • Clare County Council - Addressing the Rural Development Challenge
  • Galway County Council - Galway & West of Ireland, European Region of Gastronomy **WINNER**
  • Limerick City & County Council - ENGINE
  • Meath County Council - Kells Tech - The Kells International Technology Hub 2017 and beyond
  • Monaghan County Council - Monaghan Town Voucher

Local Authority Innovation

  • Clare County Council - Clare County Councils Digital Hub Programme
  • Cork City Council - Bishopsgrove Supported Student Accommodation **WINNER**
  • Dublin City Council - Centralised Bus Priority System
  • Kerry County Council - Plant Hire DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System)
  • Monaghan County Council - Community Property Marking Scheme
  • South Dublin County Council - Creation of the Fourth Generation Dedicated Communications Network

Sustainable Environment

  • Clare County Council  - The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark **WINNER**
  • Cork City Council - Sustainable Canteen Project
  • Limerick City and County Council - Bridge Street Urban Herb Garden
  • Monaghan County Council - The Derryvalley Catchment Project
  • South Dublin County Council - South Dublin County Council's Tree Management Policy 2015-2020 'Living With Trees'

Best Library Service

  • Donegal County Council - Wainfest Arts and Book Festival
  • Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Public Library Service - Prince, the tail of Prince Charming
  • Kildare County Council - Athy Community Library **WINNER**
  • Limerick City and County Council - Read Your Mind Project
  • South Dublin County Council - In My Day - Intergenerational Storytelling Project
  • Wexford County Council - Work Matters

Sustaining the Arts

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Exit 15: Connecting through the Arts
  • Leitrim County Council - Creative Frame
  • Limerick City and County Council - Limerick School of Spectacle
  • Longford County Council - Longford Schools Photography Programme **WINNER**
  • Mayo County Council - Hearth - Art for Older People at Home
  • Monaghan County Council - DRUM - Portrait of a Village

Joint Local Authority Initiative

  • Clare County Council - Lough Derg Blueway
  • Longford County Council - Midlands Arts & Culture Magazine
  • Monaghan County Council -, Ireland's Leading Online Repair Directory **WINNER**

Festival of the Year

  • Clare County Council - 'BiaFest - Food of the Banner County'
  • Cork County Council - Youghal Medieval Festival **WINNER**
  • Fingal County Council - The Flavours of Fingal County Show
  • Limerick City and County Council - Riverfest
  • Mayo County Council - Communications Department - Mayo Day: Made of Mayo
  • South Dublin County Council - Flavours of South Dublin Food Festival 2017

Outstanding Initiative through the Municipal Districts

  • Clare County Council - Friars Walk Coach Park Ennis -Coach Friendly Destination **WINNER**
  • Wexford County Council - Love
  • Limerick City & County Council - Traffic Calming Measures for the Town of Rathkeale
  • Monaghan County Council - Redevelopment of Ballybay Town Park
  • Wicklow County Council - Arklow Town Team

Enhancing the Urban Environment

  • Clare County Council - The Aisling Development
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Monkstown Village Public Realm Project
  • Fingal County Council - Rock Garden Park Swords
  • Kildare County Council - Maynooth Harbour - A Cycling Network Intersection Project **WINNER**
  • Wexford County Council - Library Park New Ross - An Clog Mor Ampitheatre

 Heritage and Built Environment

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Spring into Heritage: A Heritage Trilogy
  • Fingal County Council - The Conservation, Management and Promotion of Fingal County Councils Heritage Properties
  • Galway County Council - Galway Gastronomy Heritage Project
  • Limerick City and County Council - Lord Edward Street Housing Development, Limerick City **WINNER**
  • South Dublin County Council - The Round Tower, Clondalkin- Brú Chrónáin

Disability Services Provision

  • Clare County Council - Disability Services at Active Ennis Leisure Complex
  • Fingal County Council - Rush Community Playground
  • Kildare County Council - Toys, Technology and Training
  • Monaghan County Council - Everybody Plays - Inclusive Playground Policy **WINNER**

Commemorations & Centenaries

  • Clare County Council - Ennis Peace Park
  • Galway County Council - Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail
  • Kildare County Council - Irish Military Seminar
  • Meath County Council - Francis Ledwidge Centenary **WINNER**
  • Wexford County Council - Redmond 100 -- Centenary of the Death of John Redmond


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


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