Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The leas-cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, officially launched the 28th annual Mayo People of the Year Awards at a reception in Breaffy House Resort recently. The event is organised by RehabCare, Mayo Co Council and the Connaught Telegraph.

At the launch of the 2022 Rehab Mayo People of the Year Awards in Breaffy House Resort were, from left: Tom Gillespie, Rehab fundraiser; Cllr Ger Deere, Cllr Donna Sheridan, Edel Cadden, Rehab; Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, leas-cathaoirleach, Mayo County Council, Marie Breslin, Rehab, and Bernard Hughes, The Connaught Telegraph, chairman of the organising committee and president of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce. Picture: Frank Dolan

Cllr Kilcoyne outlined the many categories, including Hall of Fame, Young Person, Michael Davitt International Award, Gradam na Gaeilge, and many more.

“Any person or organisation within Mayo who, in the view of the nominating person or organisation, has made an outstanding contribution at local level, can be put forward. Their attributes can range from leadership, job creation, youth projects, economic development, professional and cultural development, pioneering or outstanding work in the education or environmental field.

“Likewise, those who work with the disabled or underprivileged or who have shown courage, persistence and dedication can be nominated.”

Bernard Hughes, advertising manager of the Connaught Telegraph and chairman of the organising committee, said: “We are proud to be associated with this event since its inauguration and are delighted to see that it is growing in strength and profile and has done so in very challenging times, particularly over recent years.”

Edel Cadden, coordinator, Mayo home support PA services, RehabCare, said: “It is important that the public who support RehabCare in Mayo through these awards and the raffle are aware that all the funds raised in Mayo go towards the provision of services for the 200 service users at our headquarters at Breaffy Road, Castlebar.”

Nomination forms are now available from RehabCare, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, from Mayo County Council or online at con-telegraph.ie. Closing date is October 13.

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