Volunteers are the glue of our community. Each year The Skerries Community Association (SCA) presents the “Skerries Volunteer of the Year Award” in memory of the late Jim Quigley. Jim was an outstanding volunteer and one of the founders of Skerries Community Centre – among many other things. You can read more about the award and in particular about Jim Quigley here.
2023: Individual Volunteer of the Year: Gráinne Enright
In recognition of all that she has done to welcome and support Ukrainians in Skerries, to provide free Maths grinds online and of her work on Soundwaves Committee. Read the details here.
2023: Voluntary Group of the Year: Meals on Wheels
In recognition of their service to the community in Skerries serving meals for over 50 years. Read the details here.
2022: Volunteer of the Year: Máire Jones
In recognition of her work with a large number of groups in our community. Read the details here.
2021: Volunteer Couple of the Year: Michael (Mick) and Noeleen Bolger
In recognition of the couple’s volunteering contribution to Skerries life.
2020: Volunteer of the Year: Ronan O’Callaghan…
… for starting the community response to Covid-19 in our town
2019: Voluntary Group of the Year: Skerries Tidy Towns “Adopt A Patch”
2018: Voluntary Group of the Year: Skerries Youth Support Services (SYSS)
2017: Voluntary Group of the Year: Skerries Water Safety
2016: Volunteer of the Year: Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin, Skerries Café Craiceálta
2015: Volunteer of the Year: Kay Coleman, Skerries Chamber of Commerce
2014: Young Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca O’Reilly, Foróige
2013: Voluntary Group of the Year: An Post Rás – Skerries Stage End Committee
2012: Volunteer of the Year: Gerry Besseling, various activities over the years including his work for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, the Bridge Club (founder member, treasurer and more), bowling club, and local historian
2011: Young Volunteer of the Year: Avril Noble, “Charity Begins at Home” shop, Thursday Club (now Guerrilla Gardeners)
2010: Voluntary Group of the Year: Adopt-A-Beach . Emily Diebold receiving the award.
2009: Volunteer of the Year: Sheila Brennan, Scoil Realt na Mara’s Parents’ Council, Skerries Community Preschool and Skerries Community Games
Page last updated: 22 June 2023.