Volunteer Ireland Awards Shortlist 2019

Animals & Environment

  • Lynn & Michael Christianson, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, Limerick
  • Annie King, WWOOF Ireland, Cork
  • Andy O’Dowd, Longford Tidy Towns, Longford

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Arts, Culture & Media

  • Orla Brannigan, Comhaltas Drogheda, Louth
  • Aaron Duffy, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Louth
  • John Paul Payne, Carlow Pride Festival, Carlow

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Campaigning & Awareness Raising

  • Liz Collins, DEBRA Ireland, Dublin
  • Lexie Delaney, Inner City Helping Homeless and North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community, Dublin
  • John Fox, Pieta House and Tallaght Athletics Club, Dublin

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Community

  • Patricia Keane, Various Organisations, Galway
  • Eddie Phelan, Various Organisations, Louth
  • Ken Smollen, Ken Smollen Food Appeal, Offaly

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Children & Youth

  • Sandra Maguire, Coder Dojo, Dublin
  • Patrick Mills, Solas Project Justice Team, Dublin
  • Mick Whelan, Foróige, Tipperary

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Health & Disability

  • Eric Beggs, Fighting Blindness, Louth
  • Gertrude Howley, GROW in Ireland, Waterford
  • Robin Winkels, Row to Recovery, Galway

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Safety & Emergency Services

  • Padraig Allen, St John Ambulance, Dublin
  • Frank Heidtke, Dingle Coast Guard, Kerry
  • James Lafferty, Irish Red Cross, Clare

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Social Work & Social Inclusion

  • Liz Davey, Inner City Helping Homeless, Belfast and Dublin
  • Marian Merrick, Croí na Gaillimhe, Galway
  • Owodunni Mustapha, Social Inclusion and Supports to Asylum Seekers, Mayo

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Sports & Recreation

  • Aideen Dowling, Special Olympics Leinster, Kildare
  • Martin Quinn, Canon Hayes Recreation Centre, Tipperary
  • Azeez Yusuff, Sport Against Racism Ireland, Dublin

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Volunteer Manager

  • Andy Cullen, Husky Rescue Ireland, Laois
  • Gerry Maguire, Reserve Defence Forces, Laois
  • Nicola Sandgrove Coss, All Abilities, Laois

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Outstanding Group

  • Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, Wesmeath
  • Irish Red Cross – Tralee Branch, Kerry
  • Victim Support At Court, Dublin

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