Tallaght Person of the Year 2016: And the nominees are…

Tallaght Person of the Year 2016: And the nominees are…

By Mary Dennehy

THE judging for this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year has started, after 116 nominations, which represent the area’s diversity, activism and spirit, were received by the community-led celebration.

This year saw an increase in nominations, with 116 people, clubs, organisations and businesses deservedly nominated by the community – which will come out in force on November 11 to recognise and applaud their unsung heroes at an awards ceremony in the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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The diversity in this year’s nominees is a true testament to the range of volunteering that happens right across Tallaght on a daily basis, and the difference that these individuals, groups and businesses make in the lives of those who call Dublin 24 home.

Nominees come from a broad selection of Tallaght communities and represent a diverse section of areas including sport, education, mental health, cancer support, homeless services, youth support, community development, arts, environment and senior citizen support – not to forget the individuals also nominated for their contribution to the fantastic fabric of life here in Tallaght, like Robert Kelly, the Glenview Postman and the Civil Defence.

Gerry Stockil, the Chair of the Tallaght Community Council [TCC], which organises the awards, said: “We are delighted that nominees are as high as they are and good luck to everyone.

“I think what’s important about Tallaght Person of the Year is that everyone nominated is a winner.”

He added: “There is also a fantastic spread of nominees from all corners of Tallaght and hopefully this spread will continue, it bodes really well for the future.”

The awards, which are apolitical, contain eight categories – Arts and Culture, Business, Garda Callanan Community award, the Michael Dooley Environment award, Special Needs and Carers, Heart of Gold, Youth and the Philip Preston Sports Awards.

Tallaght and its army of unsung heroes will be recognised at a special awards ceremony in the ballroom of the Red Cow Moran’s Hotel on Friday, November 11 – when comedian, actor and writer Paul Tylak, who lives in Firhouse, will be the guest of honour.


Civic Theatre Town Centre
Local Studies Section – Tallaght library Town Centre
Virginia House Creative Writers Tallaght
Maria Wallace Ashgrove
Tallaght Choral Society Village
Janet Edgeley Old Bawn
Rob King Old Bawn
St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band Tymon North
Tallaght Photographic Society Tallaght village
Now & Then Production Company Tallaght village
Cottage Tea Rooms Firhouse
Gaelphobal Thamhlachta Village
Ann Hanrahan Old Bawn
Eimear O’Hare Farrell Kingswood
Tallaght Theatre Group Greenhills
St Martins Twirlers Aylesbury


Bill Guest – Guest Hardware Bohernabreena
Bernadette Egan –
South Dublin County Childcare Old Bawn
Kickstart Fitness Brookfield
Richard Molloy – Molloys Tallaght Village
Mantas Radvininauska – IT Spot Tallaght Village
Wilson Brothers Butchers Mountain Park
Rea McGee Tallaght Village
Leisureplex Tallaght Village
Maldron Hotel Whitestown
Partas Bolbrook
Elysium hair & Beauty
(Fiona Sweeney nee Nolan) Springfield
O’Regan Pharmacy Old Bawn
Blazin’ Grill Belgard Square
Edward Lam Town Centre
Tallaght Traditional Barbers Tallaght Village
John Glynn – Glynn Solictors Tallaght Village
Jeff’s Barbers – Jeff Hoey Town Centre
Kiltipper Café Kiltipper
Dublin Skin & Laser Clinic (Sabrina Lynch) Town Centre
Courtesy Desk, The Square Town Centre
Noel Gough Tallaght Village


Glenasmole Community Centre Glenasmole
Aidan Thomas Bancroft
Mark & Melissa Lutrell Jobstown
Gerry Finn – Tallaght Mens Shed Old Bawn
HOPE Counselling Tallaght Village
James Lumumba Jobstown
Margaret Ita Fitzgerald Old Bawn
Jamie Moore SDCC PPN
Gerry Bates – “Walk in My Shoes” Old Bawn
Frank Price Bolbrook
Eamon White, SWAN Family Support Fettercairn
Martin Black Fettercairn
Vincent McNally Tallaght Village
Tony Feeney Belgard
Robert Kelly – Postman in Glenview Town Centre
Tallaght leisure Centre Jobstown
Tallaght Citizens Information Centre Town Centre
Tallaght Traveller Youth Service Brookfield
Fettercairn Horse Project Fettercairn
FAB (Firhouse and Bohernabreena Network) Ballycragh
Noeleen Fulham Old Bawn
Civil Defence – Auxiliary Fire Service Tallaght Belgard
Mary Tierney Old Bawn
Joe Maughan Jobstown
An Cosan Jobstown
DAMS – Dominics Active Mens Social Mountain Park
Celine Dillon Aylesbury
Tallaght Adventure World Whitestown
Tallaght Cancer Support Group Tallaght Village
Nicola Moore Killinarden
VISIT Killinarden


Gar Tyrell Springfield
Simon Sweeney Ellensborough
Declan Douglas –
Bohernabreen Pitch & putt Bohernabreena
Tree of HOPE Old Bawn
Glenasmole Pure Mile Glenasmole
ITT Campus Tallaght Village


Ross-Lee Fennell Glenview
Arlo O’Rourke Springfield
Ellie McDonald Bohernabreena
Cara Tilly Tallaght village
Kayleigh Preston Jobstown
Adam Monavir Verscholye


Rachel Malone Avonmore
Dean Barry Ellensborough
Aoibhe Thornton Jobstown
Jack Wooley DeSelby
Sandra Malone Kiltipper
Tallaght Martial Arts Whitestown
Firhouse Carmel FC Firhouse
Martin Bannon Whitestown
Mick Jordon Cookstown
Patrick Devoy Kilnamanagh
Amanda Larkin Kilnamanagh
Valerie Keane Springfield
Slade Valley Ladies – Mary Mc Kenna Cup Slade valley
Frank Malcolmson Old Bawn
Pat West Bohernabreena
Lee Moroney Ballycragh


Kiltipper Ramblers – Youth Kiltipper
Christopher Smith – Citywise Jobstown
Teenline Mountain park
Jean HAAS – NINA Kingswood
Tony Byrne – Tallaght Athletics Club Tallaght Village
Tallaght Festival Band Kingswood
Paddy Holohan Jobstown
Linda Wynne Balrothery
Rob Rice Old Bawn
Danny O’Connor Kilnamanagh


Brian Mc Cormaic C/O ITT
Martin Nolan ITT
National Children’s Hospital
Fundraising Foundation Tallaght Hospital
Dr Niall Conroy Kilnamanagh
Lynn Byrne Firhouse
Dominics Community Centre Avonbeg
Katherine Mc Kenna Jobstown
St Josephs Special School Balrothery
Social Circle Ballycragh
Paddy Finlay – AKA Paddy Drac Old Bawn
Peter Fitzpatrick Kingswood

Correct as at time of going to press. If you have been nominated and have not received a cert please contact Tallaghtperson@gmail.com


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