The recipients of the 2018 Mayo People of the Year Awards were announced at a press conference at Breaffy House Hotel Castebar, last night.
The event, now in its 26th year, is organised annually by Mayo RehabCare, Mayo County Council and The Connaught Telegraph.
The awards will be presented at the gala banquet in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, on Friday night, November 23, and tickets for the event are now available from Edel Cadden at RehabCare, Breaffy Road, Castlebar.
The recipients in the various categories are:
Joint Young Person of the Year
Sara McFadden, from Drumdaff, Turlough, Castlebar.
Jack Cronin Ballina.
Special Merit Award
Youth Club of the Year
Ardagh Foroige Club
Sports Club of the Year
Claremorris Colts RFC and founding members
Mayo Diaspora Award
Martin Maloney Pulathomas, Belmullet /UK
Business Community Liaison Award
Brendan Mellett Claremorris
Gradam na Gaeilge Award
Oonagh Ní Chéilleachair Uí Shúilleabháin has been nominated posthumously for the award
Hall of Fame
Sean Horkan Castlebar.
Claremorris Agricultural Show Committee
The former Castlebar St. Patrick’s Day Committee
Castlebar Le Cheile Centre
Dublin2Mayo Tractor Run committee
Ciarán Ó Murchú