There were smiles, cheers and even a few tears as Armagh I celebrated its People of the Year Awards at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on Thursday evening.
The packed out event, which was hosted by the brilliant Barra Best, saw 12 winners collect awards but it was a night to recognise all our finalists.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who got involved, from our event sponsors; all the staff at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium; our host, Barra Best; our musicians, The Woodbees; our caterers 4C; our photographer Vincent Loughran; Elaine Lappin from Creating Order; and of course all our nominees and winners. Once again the awards were custom designed by Keith Sheppard glass artist and our table centre pieces by Armagh Blooms.
The winners in full were:
Inspirational Young Person Award (sponsored by McShane Packaging)
Sports Personality in a Sporting Arena (sponsored by Sally McNally’s at the Corner)
Carer of the Year (Alora Rejuvenation)
Eco Warrior (sponsored by Traynors)
Community Impact Award (sponsored by Aonach Mhacha)
Fundraiser of the Year (sponsored by Sealmax Roofing)
Inspirational Educator of the Year (sponsored by Messy Play NI)
Rescue Champion of the Year (sponsored by Dentistry @ Markethill)
Good Neighbour Award (sponsored by Tarasis Enterprises)
The Extra Mile: Employee Endeavor Award (sponsored by JD Hunter & Co Supermarket)
Overcoming Adversity Award (sponsored by Allied Customs Services)
Special Recognition – Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by ABL Group Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors)
John Dalzell OBE