Mayo Mental Health Association, Ballyhaunis Golf Club, the Achill International Harp Festival, Swift Conservation Ireland and the Ballinglen Arts Festival are the five Mayo clubs, community projects and organisations announced today as county winners in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.

The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.

The Mayo winners are:

  • Sport - Ballyhaunis Golf Club
  • Health & Wellbeing – Mayo Mental Health Association
  • Arts & Culture - Achill International Harp Festival
  • Heritage - Swift Conservation Ireland
  • Community - Ballinglen Arts Festival


The awards, which culminates in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, 2nd November, has six main categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community and Youth. A seventh category, Irish Language, will have a special award to be announced on the night at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish Language.

The full list of County Winners can be found at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards.

These winners will now go forward to the six Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November. Each category winner will received €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.  

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