Community stars take gold and silver awards

Coiste Aiseanna na hÓige Teo members celebrate being named the Kerry Community Awards overall winners with Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Francis Flynn, Kerry County Coyncil Chief Executive Moira Murrell and Kerry Community Awards Chairman Bill Morell of Picture: Tatyana McGough

Coiste Áiseanna na hÓige Teo were announced as the overall winners of the 2023 Kerry Community Awards at a packed ceremony held in the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Thursday night.

The group, based at Ard Na Gréine in Dingle, is a family support centre and early years’ facility serving West Kerry and providing a wide range of childcare services.

Silver winners: Killarney Cardiac Response Unit volunteers Michael Barry and Carole Moran

Spokesperson Fiona Nic Gearailt remarked: “We’re delighted to be acknowledged, absolutely thrilled. We work really hard back in West Kerry supporting families and we couldn’t be more delighted to have won,” she said.

Kevin Hughes, Group Editor of The Kerryman, who sponsors the awards, said Coiste Aiseanna na hÓige Teo are a very deserving winner for the amazing work that they do.

20 community groups were presented with awards on the night with 10 groups receiving gold awards and 10 receiving silver. A total of €16,500 was handed out in prize money this year.

Kerry Community Awards winners
Coiste Áiseanna na hÓige Teo: Gold and Overall Winners
Asdee Community Development Association: Gold
Comhchiste Ghaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh: Gold
Camp Community Council Ltd: Gold
Dan Paddy Andy Festival: Gold
Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS): Gold
Kerry Hospice Foundation: Gold
Maharees Conservation Association: Gold
Tralee Meals on Wheels: Gold
Tralee Boxing Club: Gold
Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival: Silver
Ballyduff Family and Community Support Forum:Silver
Comharchumann Dhún Chaoin: Silver
Diarmuid Ó Cathain Cultural Centre, Lixnaw: Silver
Fenit Coast Conservation: Silver
Glenbeigh Community Council: Silver
Killarney Cardiac Response Unit: Silver
Knocknogoshel Tidy Towns: Silver
Tralee Community Bridge Club: Silver
Women’s Social Soccer (St Brendan’s Park FC): Silver Be wise and advertise where it’s seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761