Nominations for categories open for only five more days
The much loved Tallaght Person of the Year Awards 2022 run by Tallaght Community Council (TCC) are back “in person” this year. There will be a glittering awards ceremony held to recognise all the nominees, and 2022 winners, in The Maldron Hotel next month.
The ethos and raison d’etre of the community awards is to provide the large Tallaght community with a formal, accessible platform through which to recognise unsung heroes in their community.
This year, nominations are open online and will remain open until October 31. There are nine categories in which to recognise those who live or work in Tallaght in these awards.
The categories are, Arts & Culture, Business, Sergeant Andrew Callanan Community, Michael Dooley Environment, Jim Lawlor Special Needs & Carers, Innovation and Learning, Philip Preston Sports, Maurice McConnell Youth and the under 18 years of age category, the Heart of Gold. These are wide ranging categories and allow the community to nominate their unsung heroes from many different areas of life in Tallaght.
By nominating someone you feel is worthy of recognition for the awards, they will be sent a certificate of appreciation in the post from TCC and a letter of congratulations from our Chair on behalf of the Tallaght community. All eligible nominees are listed in The Echo newspaper before the awards ceremony and each nominee is announced from the stage at the awards ceremony.
This element of the Tallaght Person of the Year Awards is very important. Each and every nominee is valued and appreciated by the process.
“It is a core part of the community led and focused awards that every nominee is formally recognised. That is done several times during the awards process. For many nominees it is a humbling surprise – one that gives them a huge personal sense of recognition, being valued and an achievement they want to share with friends and family – many want to shout it from the roof tops!
“For others, it is a private and personal experience. By issuing the awards certificate by post, this allows the nominee mark their nomination as they wish.”
Liz Kennedy, volunteer Chair of TCC 2022/23 said: “The awards are held in high esteem in Tallaght, and wider afield. It is still rewarding to go into a shop, business premises or home and see a certificate in a frame or on a mantlepiece.
“The feedback from nominees is always one of deep appreciation and pride. It is the sincere positive impact the nominations have on others that give us, the organisers, the sense of satisfaction and motivation to keep going year after year.”
Nominations for all nine categories are open for another 10 days, closing online at midnight on October, 31.
TCC urge everyone who has a friend, neighbour, supplier or community group to acknowledge to do it – the nomination form is online at the new look TCC website, tallaghtcommunitycouncil. TCC would like to acknowledge support from AWS and Tallaght business John Cole Creative in building a new website in time for the 39th awards.