The announcement of the winners of the Community Wellbeing Initiative from the participating Municipal Districts took place virtually on Thursday 3rd December 2020. The event was broadcast live from the Council offices in Buvinda House, Navan and can be viewed on the Meath County Council YouTube Channel.

The purpose of this initiative was to recognise the wonderful work groups undertook in direct response to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 health crisis, through local wellbeing initiatives, be they big or small and which demonstrated how groups looked after the physical and mental wellbeing of the people in their community. Applications were invited under four categories; Social Inclusion, Wellbeing, Entertainment and Innovative project.

 

Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Cllr David Gilroy, acknowledged and thanked “the volunteers and community groups of Meath for their tireless and selfless work since March in what is the most difficult public health crisis in living memory. You have all supported the citizens of Meath particularly the most vulnerable and you are all to be commended.”

 

Meath County Council Chief Executive, Jackie Maguire, thanked the groups for the vital work undertaken out of dedication to their communities, she noted that “This year more than ever it is evident that strong communities keep us safe and support us when things are difficult, they rally around when things are tough and we celebrate together on happy occasions, hopefully we will be able to celebrate together in the not too distant future.”

The full lists of winners are:

Kells Municipal District

Social Inclusion

1st Moynalty Community Council

2nd Order of Malta Kells Cadets

3rd Kilmainham GFC

 

Wellbeing Project

1st Ballinacree Community Association

2nd Railyway View Residents Association

3rd Carlanstown Kilbeg Community Development

Special Merit Kilberry Amenity & Heritage Group Innovative Project 1st Athboy Tidy Towns 2nd St. Mary’s Villas Residents Association

 

Laytown/ Bettystown Municipal District

 

Social Inclusion

1st St. Colmcilles GAA Club

2nd Duleek Bellewstown GFC

 

Wellbeing Project

1st East Coast Family Resource Centre

2nd St. Colmcilles GAA Club

3rd Feel Good Project

Special Merit Meath LGBTQ Support Group Entertainment 1st Duleek Bellewstown GFC Innovative Project 1st Bettystown Tidy Towns

Navan Municipal District

Social Inclusion

1st CORE Meath

 

Wellbeing Project

1st Youth Work Ireland Meath

2nd Blackcastle Residents Association

3rd Parkvilla Football Club

Special Merit The Orchard Residents Association Entertainment 1st Clonmagadden Fort Residents Association Innovative Project 1st Irish Wheelchair Association Navan

 

Ratoath Municipal District

 

Social Inclusion

1st Ratoath Men’s Shed

2nd Ardlea Residents Association

 

Wellbeing Project

1st Dunshaughlin GAA & Royal Gaels LGFA

2nd Treble Children’s Choir

3rd Ardlea Residents Association

Special Merit Kilmessan Juvenile Hurling Club Entertainment 1st 7th Scout Group Dunshaughlin Innovative Project 1st Kilmessan Parish Choir

 

Trim Municipal District

 

Social Inclusion

1st Prosper Meath Trim Service

2nd St James Camino

3rd Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response,

MCDAR

 

Wellbeing Project

1st Summerhill Community First Responders

2nd Ballivor Community Council

3rd Trim Family Resource Centre

Special Merit Ladies Gaelic Football Association,

Clonard Innovative Project 1st Ballivor GFC 2nd Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response, MCDAR

View the full event at https://youtu.be/WBYtex5jzw