Three local finalists in LAMA awards

Kilkenny has made the finals in three different categories for this year’s LAMA Community & Council Awards in association with IPB.

Kilkenny has made the finals in three different categories for this year’s LAMA Community & Council Awards in association with IPB.

Celebrating community and councils working together, these awards have grown in popularity nationwide since their inception in 2006. Kilkenny has had a successful year and has finalists in the ‘Best Healthcare Building’, ‘Local Sports Club of the Year’, and ‘Community Volunteer of the Year’ categories.

Competing for ‘Best Healthcare Building’ is the Ayrfield Medical Centre. Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club is a finalist in the Local Sports Club of the Year’ category, and Mary Coady is in the running in the ‘Community Volunteer of the Year’ category.

This year’s LAMA Community & Council Award winners will be announced at the gala awards ceremony, hosted by Miriam O’ Callaghan at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Northwood, on January 25. A full list of finalists is available at www.lamaawards.org.

Cllr George Jones, chairman of IPB Insurance, which insures local authorities, said the company was delighted to support the awards.

“Now in its eighth year, the LAMA Community and Council Awards provide an invaluable platform to recognise and celebrate those communities and councils who are working together to deliver excellence in development and recreational projects,” he said.

“This event affords us all a unique opportunity to pause and say thank you to the people whose tireless work on quality local projects makes such a meaningful difference across the country.”