The judging panel for the Longford People of the Year awards have now unveiled the ten names set to receive awards at the gala dinner dance on Friday, October 14 in the Longford Arms Hotel.
The awards event returns this year supported by Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd and will be an important fundraiser for the Midlands Simon community, which seek to combat homelessness. On the night, the overall winner of the Longford Person of the Year Award will be announced.
The list of award recipients was whittled down from more that 600 entries submitted by the general public. In addition to Dr Declan Barry, the other award recipients are young Max Wenman and family; Michael Spillane, Paddy Howe, May Campbell, Victor Connell, Mickey Quinn, Gerry Quinn, Mel McNally and Mike Prunty.
Tickets to the awards night will cost €40 and can be purchased from Noel Greene of the Midlands Simon community on 087 961 5766. Music on the night will be from Padraig Farrell and Fanfare whilst Joe Flaherty will be the compere.