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‌Cathaoirleach Awards

‌For the past number of years Westmeath County Council has distributed in the region of €400,000 per annum to Community and Voluntary Groups in the form of grants and awards.  This is because the Council recognise the work that the Community and Voluntary sector carry out on a day to day basis and believes that this grouping is one of the most important sectors in the county as they contribute to the “Quality of Life” of all citizens.

Cathaoirleach Awards 2018

The Cathaoirleach Awards event is to honour people or groups who have given special service in their community in County Westmeath.  The awards recognise the role played by many individuals and groups in helping to create a strong and vibrant community.   The Cathaoirleach Awards go some way to recognising the involvement of individuals and groups in their communities, how they can influence others to become involved and active in their communities.

The 2018 Cathaoirleach Awards took place on Friday 18th May 2018 in Belvedere House & Gardens, Mullingar, County Westmeath.  

 2018 Cathlaoireach Awards Winner

Winners of Person/Group of the Year Awards                                                              

 

Project of the Year Award 2018

  • Project of the Year Award 2018 winner - Killucan Area Services CLG €5,000
  • Project of the Year Award 2018 joint second place - Killucan Rathwire Tidy Towns €2,500
  • Project of the Year Award 2018 joint second place - Good2Talk Westmeath €2,500

 

Pride of Place – Representing Westmeath  

  • Killucan Rathwire Tidy Towns             €1,000
  • Ballinalack Tidy Towns                       €1,000
  • Westmeath Age Friendly Council       €1,000

 

Tidy Towns Merit Awards:

  • Westmeath Tidy Towns Overall County Winner 2018 Winner - Ballinahown Tidy Towns €6,000
  • Westmeath Tidy Towns Awards 2018 Mullingar Municipal District Winner - Tyrellspass Tidy Towns €4,000
  • Westmeath Tidy Towns  Awards 2018 Athlone Municipal District 2nd Place – Glasson Tidy Towns €2,500
  • Westmeath Tidy Towns Awards 2018 Mullingar Municipal District 2nd Place - Castlepollard Tidy Towns €2,500
  • Westmeath Tidy Towns Awards 2018, Athlone Municipal District Endeavour Award – Moate Tidy Towns €2,000
  • Westmeath Tidy Towns Awards 2018, Mullingar Municipal District Joint Endeavour Award – Rathowen Tidy Towns €2,000
  • Westmeath  Tidy Towns Awards 2018, Mullingar Municipal District Joint Endeavour Award – Killucan/Rathwire Tidy Towns €2,000

 

STEM Awards Winners – Science, Technology & Mathematics.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to St. Patrick’s Community Employment Project - €500
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre - €500
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Caraphort Family Resource Centre - €500
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Fore Pilgrim Gathering Group (Plough & Stars) - €250
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Gateway Youth Project (Foroige) - €500
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Fore Pilgrim Gathering Group (Geodesic Dome) - €250
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Award to Westmeath Environmental Network - €500

 

Eco Friendly School Winners - €250

  • Pre School Winner 2018                 -           Little Smiles, Coole        
  • Pre School Runner Up 2018            -           Rathganny Pre School, Multyfarnham
  • Secondary School Winner 2018       -          Moate Community School, Moate
  • Secondary School Runner Up 2018              St. Joseph’s Rochfortbridge
  • Primary School Winner 2018           -          St. Mary’s National School, Raharney
  • Primary School Runner Up 2018      -          Mullingar Educate Together, Mullingar

 

Overall Winner of the 2018 Westmeath Person/Group of the Year was Shay Murtagh