The Irish Wildlife Trust is honoured to have received a Lord Mayor’s Award in recognition of our work to help make Dublin a better place to live.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy presented three individuals and three organisations with a Lord Mayor’s Award at the reception in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin last night (3oth March). Since 1989, this annual award ceremony is an opportunity for the Lord Mayor to highlight and acknowledge, in a special way, achievements of both individuals and groups. We are delighted to be amongst fantastic recipients of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Awards; Sandra Dillon, Sail Training Ireland, Gerard Prendergast, An Taisce and Barry Keoghan.
The IWT Coordinator Kieran Flood says “We are delighted to receive the Lord Mayor’s Award and honoured that the Lord Mayor is taking this opportunity to recognise the positive impact the work of the Irish Wildlife Trust has on the citizens of Dublin. Nature is the cornerstone of life on earth, providing the food we eat, clear air to breath and water to drink. This award gives us hope to continue the work we do to engage people with the protection and restoration of nature in towns, cities and villages across Ireland.”
Speaking about the Awards Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy said, “The Lord Mayor’s Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of my term of office. I have chosen to honour individuals and groups from many different walks of life. They have helped make Dublin a better place through their tireless efforts in the fields of inclusion, health and well-being, the arts, heritage and biodiversity, conservation, and community and family support. I congratulate all the recipients and thank them on behalf of the people of Dublin for their contribution to this great city.”
The Irish Wildlife Trust gives a voice to nature, highlighting the most serious threats to nature in Ireland today and the solutions to the biodiversity crisis. We engage the public through nature events, our award winning magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’, our webinar series, social media platforms, and through radio and TV appearances. We combine this public engagement with directly advocating for change at a Government level through addressing Oireachtas committees, meeting Ministers, and submitting responses to public consultations.
We have a long tradition of engagement in Dublin city and many a Dubliner has joined us at events such as our annual visit to Phoenix Park for the deer rut, our trip to Bull Island to see the amazing orchids or our walks along the banks of Dublin’s Dodder and Liffey to explore our river wildlife. To find out more about how you can engage with nature in Dublin and beyond join our newsletter here or become a members today https://iwt.ie/support-us/become-a-member/