Monaghan County Council is delighted to be shortlisted in 11 award categories in the 2021 Awards. The Excellence in Local Government Awards 2021 (ELG Awards), sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.
The Awards highlight the important work that is carried out by local authorities for the benefit of local communities.
Monaghan County Council has been shortlisted in 11 of the 16 categories:
The 11 shortlisted projects are:
|Supporting Sustainable Communities||County Monaghan Wetland Action Plan|
|Supporting Tourism||The Patrick Kavanagh Centre and the branded Kavanagh Trail|
|Promoting Economic Development||Monaghan Town Voucher|
|Local Authority Innovation||Virtual Reality 360-degree tour and house inspection app|
|Sustainable Environment||Reclaimed Asphalt Pilot Scheme|
|Age Friendly Initiative||It’s good to talk GAA|
|Festival of the Year||Cavan Monaghan Online Science Festival 2020|
|Initiatives through the Municipal District||Clones Town Interactive Heritage Tour|
|Heritage & Built Environment||The Carrickmacross Workhouse – Visitor Interpretation & Education Project|
|Disability Services Provision||My Right to Vote – General Election voter education|
|Commemorations & Centenaries||Monaghan’s War of Independence 1919 – 1921|
Councillor Aidan Campbell, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, commented, ‘Monaghan always strives itself on strong community engagement and support. These projects are a demonstration of some of the great work carried out by the people of this county, supported by the staff and elected representatives of Monaghan County Council. During the tough times of the Covid pandemic we have seen the support of our communities at it’s best and it is a credit to all involved to achieve national recognition for this work. There are over 90 projects shortlisted in this year’s competition and I look forward to, hopefully, receiving news of an award or two coming our way in November.’
Eamonn O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, added, “It is great to see the work of Monaghan County Council being recognised in the 11 projects that we have been shortlisted for. The last 18 months have been unprecedented and these projects demonstrate the strength of community spirit in County Monaghan. The projects nominated highlight the diverse range of services provided by the Local Authority to the people of Monaghan and the proactive engagement with our communities and citizens. These projects help to strengthen our communities and support businesses and individuals.”
This year, the awards ceremony will be held online and will be hosted by Mary Kennedy on Thursday, 18 November 2021. Awards will be presented for excellence in 16 different categories and one Local Authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2021.