5 Monaghan County Council Projects Shortlisted for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2022

Monaghan County Council is delighted to be shortlisted in 5 award categories in the 2022 Excellence in Local Government (ELG) Awards.  The Awards, sponsored by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, 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 5 of the 15 categories:

Category Project
Diversity & Inclusion Sensory Stories
Festival of the Year Clones Film Festival
Heritage and Built Environment Rossmore Forest Park
Supporting Sustainable Communities Capacity Building through Community Planning
Sustaining the Arts Elsewhere the Opera


Councillor Seán Conlon, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, commented, ‘That Monaghan County Council finds itself shortlisted for 5 Awards comes as no surprise considering the wealth of talent and expertise that prevails through our organisation. Collectively, the huge amount of effort applied throughout our various Sections delivers considerable results, with our shortlisted projects providing only a snapshot of our successful outcomes.  In collaboration with community groups, funding agencies and Government departments, the commitment and loyalty of our Council staff is evident throughout all these projects, and so many, many more. As Cathaoirleach, along with my fellow elected representatives, we reaffirm our support to assist and encourage staff colleagues in advancing all endeavours aimed at enhancing the lives of those who live, work, or come to visit County Monaghan’.

Ms. Patricia Monahan, Deputy Chief Executive, added ‘We are delighted to be shortlisted in 5 categories for these awards.  The awards are an opportunity to recognise and reward staff for innovative and worthwhile work.  It is especially gratifying to be able to celebrate projects that were brought to conclusion in recent years despite the unique constraints presented by the pandemic.  It is testament to the hard work and resilience of staff to see so many projects continuing to be delivered despite the unprecedented challenges that we have come through’.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2022.  Awards will be presented for excellence in 15 different categories and one Local Authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2022.