It has been announced today, that the Achill Community Covid Response Team has been awarded a prestigious Volunteer Ireland Award accompanied by a letter of acknowledgement from Michael D Higgings, the President of Ireland. 

The award is a reflection of how the community of Achill has been working together since the beginning of the pandemic in March of this year.

Achill Tourism accepted the award on behalf of everyone involved and extended a sincere thanks to the local GP’s, Local Link, The Civil Defence and each and every volunteer, including TY students from Coláiste Pobal Acla, who has helped with this fantastic initiative.

Achill Tourism staff and the team of volunteers have been on hand to help people in any way possible; to do shopping, pick up prescriptions, arrange safe travel for hospital visits or anything else to help out those at risk.

This is the second award received by the team with the Bank of Ireland “Begin Together” Community Award received earlier this year.

Chris McCarthy, Manager at Achill Tourism says it’s been a collective effort from everyone in the community.

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