2010 Awards

The Ireland Involved Awards 2010 took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on the evening of Wednesday, November 10th. The gala Awards ceremont was hosted by Claire Byrne and Fergus Finlay.  For Community, Equality and Rural Affairs, Pat Carey was Patron for the 2010 Ireland Involved Awards. Anna Hughes from Farranree Youth Club in Cork was named Irish Volunteer of the Year on Nov 10th in the Mansion House and went on to represent Ireland in Strasbourg at the European Volunteer of the Year ceremony on Dec 3rd.

Volunteer of the Year

Anna Hughes, Farranree Youth Club

Anna Hughes has been working as a volunteer youth worker with Farranree Youth Clubs for the past 21 years. Anna volunteers with children.

2010 Nominees

Animals and Environment

Maggie Howard
Dogs’ Aid Animal Sanctuary
(Category Winner)

Emily Diebold
Skerries Adopt-A-Beach Coastcare Group

Emma Clarke
Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Arts, Culture and Media

Tina Robinson
“Phizzfest” Phibsborough Community Arts Festival
(Category Winner)

Alan Roche
Oxfam Ireland

Sarah Quigley
Milk and Cookies Stories

Campaigning and Awareness Raising

Desmond McKernan
Aspire – The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland
(Category Winner)

Declan O’Connell
Focus Ireland

Liam Hunt
Multiple Sclerosis North West

Children and Youth

Anna Hughes
Farranree Youth Club
(Category Winner)

Cathy Albanese
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ireland

Daniel Burke
Drimnagh Club 4U


Martin Colfer
Taghmon Action Group
(Category Winner)

Ann Colhoun
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club

Joan Coughlan
Third Age Foundation

Education and Training

Siún O’Rourke
Ability West
(Category Winner)

Ben North
Separated Children Education Services, CDVEC

Eileen Browne
Age Action

Health and Disability

Peter Moorhead
Meningitis Research Foundation
(Category Winner)

Bernard Jennings
Asante – The Kenyan Eye Charity

Maryrose Barrington
The National Rehabilitation Hospital

International Development

Elizabeth O’ Leary
Outreach Moldova
(Category Winner)

Conall Mallen
Chernobyl Children International

Harry McLaughlin
Concern Haiti Emergency Appeal

Social Work

Paul Lynch
Tolco Clinic
(Category Winner)

Elsie Grant
Central Remedial Clinic (CRC)

Richie Stafford
Dublin Simon Community

Sports and Recreation

Bill Barry
Croke Park Stadium
(Category Winner)

Catherine Lenihan
Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI)

Maureen Bagnall
St. John of God Kildare Services