Mary Cody, High Street, Graignamanagh has been nominated by Kilkenny Water Safety Area Committee, as part of the LAMA Community and Council Awards, 2014.
The Awards are on tomorrow, Saturday at 6.30pm at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin.
Mary has been nominated for her volunteerism in Swimming instruction on the River Barrow at Graignamanagh, each Summer for the past 30-35 years. Mary will be accompanied by fellow Committee members, Breda Collins and Mary Sullivan.
Ex-Committee member, Deputy Ann Phelan, warmly welcomed the news “I am absolutely delighted that Mary is being recognized for her dedication and commitment to the Graignamanagh Swim Week.”
“Every year, at Swim Week, you are guaranteed to see Mary on the River Bank, clipboard in hand, working with the groups of young children, teenagers and parents, easing the workload of the Kilkenny Water Safety Teachers and Instructors, affording them the time needed to spend with the groups in question without having to deal with the overall organization and administration of the swim week.”
“What is remarkable is that not only does Mary work with parents and children from the local community and area in general but many of the children that were taught over the years, are now parents themselves and in turn, bring their own children to Swim Week,” stated Deputy Phelan
“I want to wish Mary the very best of luck for tomorrow night. It has been a privilege to work with her down through the years and I know that the entire Community of Graignamanagh and beyond are very proud of her efforts,” she added.