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Friday 30 September 2016

Young people recognised for their 'outstanding contribution' to local communities at special ceremony

Published 19/11/2015 | 20:41

The South West Inner City Network (s.w.i.c.n.) annual youth and community achievement awards ceremony was held in St. Catherine's Church on Meath Street.
Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography 2015
The South West Inner City Network (s.w.i.c.n.) annual youth and community achievement awards ceremony was held in St. Catherine's Church on Meath Street. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography 2015

Over 30 young people were recognised for their outstanding contribution to their local community at a special ceremony in Dublin.

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The annual Youth and Community Achievement Awards, celebrates the selfless work children living in the inner city, have done to improve the area.

Sponsored by the Iris O'Brien Foundation, over 100 people attended tonight's ceremony, in St Catherine's Church on Meath St.

The event first started in 1999, a joint project between the South West Inner City Network, and An Garda Siochana.

Now in its 14th year, it has gone from strength to strength since then, and the numbers attending have increased significantly over the last 11 years.

The winners showed distinction in a number of categories, including Sport, Music, Drama, Art, Community Involvement, and Personal Achievement.

This year there was a new category of prizes called the 'Lifetime Achievement' Awards, which recognises work carried out by locals over a lifetime living in the community.

Sybil Mulcahy, of TV3 fame, was master of ceremonies.

The various Lifetime Achievement Awards, were presented by Maria Mulcahy, on behalf of the Iris O'Brien Foundation.

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