Forbairt na Dromoda a 'shining example' of community action
'A shining example of what can be achieved with local support' was the verdict of the Kerry Association of Dublin on awarding the title Laochra Chiarraí to one very deserving community group this year.
Members of Dromid community development group Forbairt na Dromoda were delighted to receive the great accolade - literally translated as 'Heroes of Kerry' - at the recent Oíche Chiarraí at the Ballsbridge Hotel.
They were honoured as one of two of the most positive forces in current Kerry life; the other being the Kerry Hospice Foundation's dynamic chairman Ted Moynihan.
Forbairt na Dromoda was celebrated for its great ongoing work empowering the community in the heart of the stunning Inny Valley.
"Forbairt na Dromoda provides a very wide range of services and due to an enormous amount of voluntary work it has become a shining example of what can be achieved with local support," chairperson of the Kerry Association Leesha Duffy said.
The services it operates is impressive to say the least, encompassing everything from childcare programmes to activities for the elderly, a respite service, language classes as well as the local community hall and hostel, among much, much more. The group said it was delighted with the award.