A Galway woman was among the winners last night at the 2019 Charity Impact Awards.
Patricia Keane from Kylemore in Connemara won the Community Hero Award, after volunteering for a number of causes in her local community for over 40 years.
This is a lifetime achievement award honouring a volunteer who "has made an extraordinary contribution to their community over the course of their lifetime".
Organised by The Wheel, the Charity Impact Awards celebrate the work of community, voluntary and charitable organisations, clubs or groups that have brought about positive change.
A total of seven awards were presented yesterday evening at the Mansion House in Dublin.