Make sure the kids nominate their Grandparents

Make sure the kids nominate their Grandparents

By Echo Reporter

GRANDCHILDREN in Tallaght are being encouraged to nominate their grandparents for the Specsavers Grandparent of the Year award.

Broadcaster and grandfather of 13, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, recently launched the nationwide awards, held in association with Third Age.

Grandparent Awards 13 October 2016

Speaking at the launch, Specsavers Tallaght store director James Ryan said: “We are excited to launch the award, which recognises the many benefits of an ageing population and the special role that grandparents play in Irish families.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for younger generations to recognise the many ways that grandparents and older people enrich our lives, and I would encourage grandchildren in Tallaght to nominate today to give their grandparents the recognition they deserve.”

Grandchildren of all ages can nominate their grandparents by filling out an entry form in Specsavers Tallaght in The Square Tallaght or online at

Four regional finalists from Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster will receive a €215 Specsavers voucher, a bottle of champagne and a finalists’ certificate.

The overall winner will receive a weekend away in Ireland, a Grandparent of the Year trophy and a €750 voucher for Specsavers, while the grandchild who nominated them will win an iPad Air.

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