Two Mayo County Council projects have collected awards at the annual Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) Awards held Croke Park, Dublin.
Community Representatives and Mayo County Council joined together at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards where the Protecting the Great Yellow Bumblebee conservation project and Mayo.ie Connecting with our Communities initiative collected bronze awards.
Protecting the Great Yellow Bumblebee – an awareness and conservation initiative – was awarded the bronze award in the Best Environmental/Ecological Project.
This was a fiercely competitive category with ten projects across the country shortlisted.
The aim of the project is to spread awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy bee population.
Mayo County Council was also successful in the Best Connected Council category with Mayo.ie Connecting with our Communities also awarded a bronze award.
These national awards, presented by LAMA and IPB Insurance, highlight and celebrate community and councils working together in our communities, bringing national recognition to novel and progressive projects and developments that may otherwise go unacknowledged.
The cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Brendan Mulroy, said: “A well-deserved congratulations to the two projects which took home national awards and to our other finalists who deserved their recognition on the night It’s fantastic to see Mayo projects doing so well and bringing success to the county on a national stage.”
Speaking after the council collected their two awards in Croke Park, Mayo County Council Director of Services, Catherine McConnell, said; “It is fantastic to see national recognition for projects coming out of Mayo County Council and the county.
“Both award winners more than deserve their success. Acknowledgement and congratulations must also be given to the four other projects from Mayo which were nominated in some extremely competitive fields.
“Significant work takes place across every community to deliver new and novel ideas that benefit everyone in Co. Mayo and their national recognition is richly merited for all of the hard work involved.”
* Pictured at the awards ceremony were Peter Gill, Parks Superintendent, Robbie Maguire, Executive Architect, Catherine McConnell, Director of Services, Cllr Brendan Mulroy, Cathaoirleach Mayo County Council, Ann Moore, Westport/Belmullet MD, Councillor Damien Ryan and Councillor Gerry Coyle.