Chance to Nominate your Unsung Hero in the Community! Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award 2019

by admin on 18/02/2019

Mayor of Clonmel Borough District Cllr. Richie Molloy, along with Clonmel Rotary Club President Joe O’ Sullivan has officially launched the 2019 Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award, an award that honours people who carry out invaluable voluntary work in their community.

The 2019 Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award will be awarded to this year’s recipient at a ceremony on Wednesday 13th March in the Town Hall, Clonmel. Previous winners of the award include Martin Fennessey, Michele Meagher, Bridie Norris, Dermot O’ Connor, Patsy McGurk & last year’s winner Amanda Quigley.

The annual award is in memory of the late Eileen Anderson, who was deeply committed to community development, social inclusion and volunteer work in her native Clonmel and in particular her community of Cooleens Close.

This year the Award will be supported and sponsored by Clonmel Borough District Council & Clonmel Rotary Club, both of whom are delighted to be able to continue the acknowledgement of Eileen’s contribution to the community and voluntary sector.

Speaking at the launch of the 2019 award, the Mayor, Cllr. Richie Molloy said he was delighted that the initiative is being run again this year as it is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the work being done by committed individuals in the community. He extended invitations for nominations from Clonmel, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Clogheen, Ballyclerihan, Kilsheelan and the wider Borough District.

In his call for nominations the President of Clonmel Rotary Club Joe O’ Sullivan welcomes all groups within the District to submit nominations for the Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award as an opportunity to acknowledge the work, efforts and impact of local volunteers in their community.

Clonmel Rotary Club member Darren Ryan, who initiated the award back in 2011 said he was delighted that Clonmel Borough District Council & Clonmel Rotary Club were again working in partnership on the award this year, the Rotary Club are particularly delighted to be involved this year as they are celebrating their 50th Anniversary and are looking forward to working on further enhancing this award in honour of an outstanding lady, Eileen Anderson.

The criteria for eligible nominations are based on four categories of assessment which include community-based person, level of community involvement, commitment to community life and commitment to develop community spirit, nominations are welcome from the age of 18 yrs up.

While there are no specific application forms for this particular award process, initial nominations are simply requested to be submitted in writing – in no less than 100 words and no more than 500 words – for the initial adjudication process.

Written submissions, in a sealed envelope marked Eileen Anderson Award 2019 can be handed into Customer Services Desk, Tipperary County Council Offices Clonmel or nominations can be emailed to

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 4.30pm on Friday 22nd February.

Further information is available by contacting Darren Ryan on 086-8414432.


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