Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in City Hall. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge groups which, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life in their communities.

These groups continue to work in a hugely diverse range of areas - from caring for the elderly to arranging cultural events, from organising youth groups to supporting residents associations - and a host of other community activities. The awards recognise the contribution of these groups to the social and cultural life of Cork City.

Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards 2019

Lord Mayor's Community & Voluntary Awards 2019 will be launched on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn in the Council Chamber, Cork City Hall. 

The Public is invited to nominate the groups they would like to see recognised for the good work in which they engage. To nominate a group, the Lord Mayor's Community & Voluntary Awards 2019 Nomination Form needs to be completed and returned to Cork City Council by Wednesday, 20th March, 2019.

The five categories for the 2019 Community & Voluntary Awards are: 

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

The Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards is sponsored by Cork City Council and the Evening Echo, and has a prize fund (€1,000 for the overall winner and €500 for each category winner). It is open to all groups in Cork City; anyone living in Cork City is eligible to nominate a group or the group may nominate itself.

For further information please contact Chris Dorgan on 021-4924076.

Completed nomination forms should be returned to: Community & Enterprise Section, Corporate & External Affairs Directorate, Floor 2, City Hall, Cork.

The closing date for nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards 2019 is Wednesday, 20th March 2019. 

Mna Feasa

Mná Feasa - Lord Mayor's Community & Voluntary Awards 2018 Overall Winners

Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards 2018

The 2018 Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards were held in City Hall, Cork on 6th June, 2018. Over 600 people attended the Awards evening of celebration and appreciation of the ongoing efforts our community and voluntary groups contribute to Cork city and its citizens. 

Cork City Council received a total of 148 nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards 2018 across five categories with over 100 individual groups and organisations being nominated.

Following adjudication of all nominations forms, the following groups were shortlisted in 2018, with a category winner being announced on the night of the Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards Evening.

The following groups were short listed for the 2018 awards:

Advocacy/Information/Guidance Category
  • Cope Foundation
  • Cork Foyer & Bishopsgrove
  • Support After Crime Services
Social Services & Environment Category
  • Alzheimer's Day Care Centre
  • Brú Columbanus
  • Middle Parish Meals on Wheels Service
Arts, Culture & Recreation Category
  • Ballinlough Summer Festival
  • Club Ceoil Ballyphehane
  • World as One Multicultural Choir
Community Development Category
  • Ballyphehane Togher CDP
  • Greenmount Youth Club
  • Gurranabrahar & Churchfield Men's Shed Group
Health & Well Being Category
  • Cork City First Responders
  • Knocknaheeny/ Hollyhill Community Garden Volunteers
  • Mná Feasa
  • The Glen/Ballyvolane/Dublin Hill men's Shed

A short film on each shortlisted group was shown on the night to acknowledge and highlight the invaluable work that these groups and organisations do in our community and the overall winner (Mná Feasa) and each category winner was announced on the night.

Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards 2018 Winners:

Overall Winner: Mná Feasa Mna Feasa

Category Winners:

  • Advocacy / Information / Guidance Category Winner: Cork Foyer & Bishopsgrove                                                                         
  • Arts / Culture / Recreation Category Winner: World as One Multicultural Choir   World as one multicultural choir
  • Community Development Category Winner: Ballyphehane Togher CDP     Ballyphehane Togher CDP
  • Health & Wellbeing Category Winner: Knocknaheeny/ Hollyhill Community Garden Volunteers       Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Community Garden Volunteers
  • Social Services & Environment Category Winner: Brú Columbanus