Local projects in for LAMA awards


Several local ventures and initiatives have been nominated in the upcoming LAMA awards which give national recognition to projects that enhance local areas.

Among them, the recently opened Cavan Digital Hub has been listed as a finalist in the 'Best Local Authority Innovation for Attracting Inward Investment'.

The LAMA awards take place at the Hogan Suite at Croke Park Stadium next month, a black tie gala event which will be hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey.

Welcoming the announcement, Hub Manager Leanne Connell told The Anglo-Celt: “Cavan County Council, as part of their digital strategy, developed Cavan Digital Hub to encourage and retain jobs in the region. Investing in a space like this has been a fantastic decision, with the Hub already attracting an IDA company into the region. We look forward to attending the event.”

Rivalling the Cavan Digital Hub for top honours is: inCarlow- 'Where Ambition, Innovation and Success Meet', Carlow; and the J17 National Enterprise Park, Laois.

The Cavan Town Hall regeneration is another local project earmarked for praise. Nominated in the 'Best Heritage Project' category. Also in the running is Doneraile Court, Cork; The conservation and restoration of the Casino Building Malahide, Fingal; Wicklow through the Ages, Wicklow.

Elsewhere, Belturbet Zero Waste Initiative has been nominated in the 'Best Community Based Initiative' category, alongside nine other finalists, including the Monaghan Schools of Sanctuary.


The Derryham Stables- 'Inclusive Therapeutic Sensory Trail' meanwhile was nominated in the 'Best Disability Access and Inclusion Initiative' category. Also nominated was YOUR VOTE YOUR VOICE- an Easy to read guide to voting in Monaghan.