CORK CITY CENTRE: Lord Mayor’s Civic and Community & Voluntary Awards Night

23 April 2019
By Mary Bermingham

Cork City Council is honouring some of its finest community volunteers and groups at its annual Lord Mayor’s Civic and Community & Voluntary Awards Night in City Hall on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 7.30 p.m. 

Each year six people receive Lord Mayor’s Civic Awards in recognition of their efforts to improve the lot of the community, while six groups receive Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards in recognition of services they provide in the community.

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn

The Lord Mayor’s Civic Awards will be presented to five recipients as follows, with the sixth to be announced on the night from eleven winners of the Lord Mayor’s Cork Schools Young Person of the Year Awards;

Christy Dooley

In recognition of his lifetime involvement with and dedication to the GAA, including St. Finbarr’s National Hurling & Football Club, the City Division and Sciath na Scol.

John Looney

In recognition of his commitment to Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club and his leadership of a dedicated team of volunteers making dreams come true for sick and vulnerable children.

Nora McCarthy

In recognition of her commitment to the young people of Cork in her role as a Youth Worker with Foróige, helping to keep young teenagers on track and to save lives.

Sr. Jane Murphy

In recognition of her work for those less fortunate in society, in particular for her dedication to services provided by Edel House.

Gráinne O’Connell

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the community of Ballyphehane, including great work in the areas of suicide prevention and drug misuse and as a stalwart of Ballyphehane Pipe Band.

Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards 2019

The Community & Voluntary Awards, presented by Cork City Council and sponsored by The Echo are now in their fifteenth year and recognise the significant contribution of the community and voluntary sector to the people of Cork City.

The different categories represent the broad and diverse range of community work in the city.

The winners will be announced on the night from sixteen shortlisted groups in five categories:

  • Social Inclusion, Advocacy & Guidance
  • Social Services Charities & Environment
  • Arts, Culture, Recreation & Sport
  • Community Development & Continuing Education
  • Health and Well Being

An overall award will also be presented on the night.

Together with our media partners and sponsors, The Echo, the organisations shortlisted in the five categories for the Community and Voluntary Awards will be highlighted in The Echo in the days immediately prior to the Awards event.

The event will be streamed live at

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