Longford Women’s Link in the running for prestigious adult education award

Martha O'Brien

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Martha O'Brien

Longford Women's Link

Pictured at the Longford Women's Link graduation ceremony on International Women’s Day were LWL and DSP personnel. Front row l to r; Siobhán McGoey DSP CE Supervisor, Regina Ghee DSP Assistant Supervisor, Kathleen Dowd DSP CE Supervisor and Liz Waters Director An Cosán VCC & President of AONTAS. Back; Patricia Doyle, Department of Social Protection; Pamela Latimer Education & Training Manager LWL, Louise Lovett CEO LWL, Tara Farrell Deputy CEO LWL and Eamon Guilfoyle, Assistant Principal, Department of Social Protection. Photo by Syl Healy

The Longford Women's Link  Retail Skills Programme has been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR award. 

The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are organised by the national adult learning organisation or AONTAS design to showcase the hard work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland.


LWL’s Retail Skills Programme has been shortlisted for its provision of supported volunteering and mentoring.

The programme delivers training and support to 32 individuals from disadvantaged areas of the Midlands. The Retail Skills Programme has been nominated in the 'Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Social Inclusion' category.


Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, comment on the shortlist “The STAR awards are an opportunity to celebrate the positive contribution that adult education initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. The quality of nominations was exceptional, resulting in a highly competitive process, and the impact the Longford Women’s Link has on the social, cultural and economic development of its local area was evident to see and we’re delighted to have such a wonderful initiative shortlisted for a STAR award.”


The awards will take place on Monday, March 5 in Number 6 Kildare Street Dublin.


This is The STAR Award 12th anniversary ceremony and the theme is #LoveLifelongLearning.

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