Limerick City and County Council shortlisted for 12 Excellence in Local Government Awards

  • Limerick City and County Council

Projects highlight the range of services provided by the local authority to communities across Limerick.

Limerick City and County Council has been shortlisted for 12 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for 2019.

The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The 2019 awards will be the 16th year of the event.

The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

The Awards highlight the important work that is carried out by local authorities for the benefit of local communities.

The 12 shortlisted projects are:



Age Friendly Initiative (New for 2019)

The Acorn Project (in partnership with Fingal and Meath County Councils)

Health & Wellbeing

We're Breastfeeding Friendly Limerick

Promoting Economic Development

The Bays – Moyross Training Facility

Local Authority Innovation

The LITe Programme

Sustainable Environment

Reuse not Single Use

Best Library Service

Watch House Cross Community Library Autism Friendly Resource

Sustaining the Arts

The Autonomy Project

Festival of the Year

Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019

Outstanding initiative through the Municipal Districts

Enhancing the Urban Environment

Derelict and Vacancy Initiative

Heritage and Built Environment

West Wall Walkway Kilmallock

Commemorations and Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries Commemoration 2019 Limerick


Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “It is wonderful to see that the dedicated work being carried out by the staff of Limerick City and County Council is being recognised by these awards.  All the work done by the local authority is for the betterment of the citizens of Limerick, and this is demonstrated by the projects that have been shortlisted.”

Deputy Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Dr Pat Daly said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in 12 categories for this year’s Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. It is a fantastic sign of commitment from our staff and elected members, especially to be shortlisted in so many categories.”

“It shows the range and depth of the work that the Council undertakes on a daily basis.  These projects are ‘standing on the shoulders’ of communities right across Limerick and working in partnership with these communities.  This is our ethos and these nominations reflect that and recognise the commitment we have to local communities.”

The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in Dublin in November.

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