Cup overflowing with volunteer spirit
CELEBRITY chef Clodagh McKenna, RTE presenter Claire Byrne and TV3 morning show host Laura Woods announced the nominees for this year's Ireland Involved Awards yesterday.
The awards were established in 2008 as part of a European-wide effort to highlight the unsung heroes who work as volunteers.
The nominees, who hail from various community groups across Ireland, will be feted at a gala ceremony at Dublin Castle on December 5, marking the International Day of the Volunteer when the overall winner will be crowned Irish Volunteer of the Year 2011.
Photo: Brian McEvoy