Mayo winners announced in National Lottery awards

Posted in Connect on May 9, 2019.

Mayo Mental Health Association, Ballyhaunis Golf Club, the Achill International Harp Festival, Swift Conservation Ireland and the Ballinglen Arts Festival are the five Mayo clubs, community projects and organisations last week announced as county winners
in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.

The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country. Announcing the winners of the county phase of the awards, National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffi n, said:

“We were bowled over by the number and calibre of entries we received for these awards and it is proof that organisations supported by National Lottery funding are having a huge impact in their local communities. Recognising
and celebrating this impact is what the National Lottery Good Causes Awards is all about.”

The Mayo winners are: Sport – Ballyhaunis Golf Club; Health and Wellbeing – Mayo Mental Health Association; Arts and Culture – Achill International Harp Festival; Heritage – Swift Conservation Ireland; Community – Ballinglen Arts Festival

The awards, which culminates in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, November 2, has six main categories: Sport, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts and Culture, Community and Youth. A seventh category, Irish Language, will
have a special award to be announced on the night at the awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish language.

The full list of county winners can be found at

Each category winner will receive €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.

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