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

The 2019 Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards were held in City Hall, Cork on 24th April, 2019. Over 650 people attended the Awards evening of celebration and appreciation of the on-going efforts our community and voluntary groups contribute to Cork city and its citizens. 

Cork City Council received a total of 321 nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards 2019 across five categories with over 100 individual groups and organisations being nominated.

Following adjudication of all nominations forms, the following groups were shortlisted in 2019, 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 2019 awards:

Arts, Culture, Recreation and Sport

  • Mad About Cork
  • Rebel Brass
  • Rebel Wheelers Multi Sports Club

Community Development & Continuing Education

  • Churchfield Community Trust
  • Deaf Enterprises
  • Dillon's Cross Project

Health and Well Being

  • Alzheimers Society Bessboro
  • Blankets of Hope
  • Mayfield Men's Shed

Social Inclusion, Advocacy & Guidance

  • Cork City Centre Citizens Information Service
  • Meitheal Mara
  • Sanctuary Runners
  • Sunday Tea Dance

Social Services, Charities & Environment

  • Childrens Leukemia Association
  • Cork City Hospital Childrens Club
  • Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery 

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. The overall winner Meitheal Mara and each category winner was announced on the night.

Lord Mayor's Community and Voluntary Awards 2019 Winners:

  • Overall Winner: Meitheal Mara

Category Winners:

  • Arts, Culture, Recreation and Sport : Mad About Cork
  • Community Development & Continuing Education : Churchfield Community Trust
  • Health and Well Being : Blankets of Hope
  • Social Inclusion, Advocacy & Guidance : Sanctuary Runners
  • Social Services, Charities & Environment : Children's Leukaemia Association

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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 

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Category Winners:

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