Tallaght Person of the Year 2023


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2022 is the 39th year of the Tallaght Person of the Year awards. They are a community run awards programme to recognise and celebrate unsung community heroes across various walks of life in Tallaght. It was created by Charles and Mary Morton in 1984, and the first awards were held in The Belgard Inn, with Garret Fitzgerald as the special guest.

It was handed over to the Tallaght Community Council in 1986 and it has been run by community volunteers for 39 years now.

Our 2019/20 Tallaght Person of the Year is Lee Moroney. Lee has been coaching children, teens and adults for 17 years. Lee also works with dyspraxia Ireland, the arch club, Social Circle, Tallaght hospital psychiatric department helping with a fitness class for mental health.

Each of the category winners from 2019 stayed on for a historic two-year term (2019/20).

Tallaght Person of the Year 2022

Liz Kennedy, Chairperson


Arts & Culture
Music, drama, literature, poetry, history and all mediums of art.

For all businesses, small, medium or large that show entrepreneurship, provide a quality service, create employment, support the community and add positively to the profile of Tallaght.

Sergeant Andrew Callanan Community
For individuals or groups involved in fundraising, volunteering, resident associations, support groups, community centre and active groups in Tallaght.

Heart of Gold
To reward young people, aged under 18, who are positive role models, for acts of bravery, courage and determination.

Learning & Innovation
To recognise education and learning in Tallaght. It is open to individuals, groups, schools, education hubs or businesses learning new things that enhance their services or others.

Michael Dooley Environment
For individuals and groups that raise the profile of the environmental issues, tidy towns, anti-litter activities, green projects, food producers and anyone promoting the environment.

Jim Lawlor Special Needs & Carers
For those in the community that care for the needs of others whether as an individual or as part of a group.

Philip Preston Sport
For individuals, managers, players, teams, mentor groups that actively encourage participation in all types of sports, achieve awards in their field and/or add positively to the profile of Tallaght through sports.

Maurice McConnell Youth
For leaders, volunteers, or groups who run or support youth activities or raise awareness on youth issues.


The Tallaght Person of the Year


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The Tallaght Person of the Year Awards.

Tallaght Person of the Year 2023

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