The outgoing Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Cllr Jerome Scanlan, held a special civic reception to honour individuals and organisations from around the county for their commitment and outstanding work.

The civic reception is the highest honour the council can extend to any citizen and Cllr Scanlan had words of praise for all those receiving scrolls of honour.

It was, he said, a way to celebrate all those who “in their own way have made a significant contribution to their local community or who have achieved considerable success in their respective field of expertise.”

In presenting a scroll to Joe Kennedy, Chairman of the County Limerick Housing Services Company Ltd. Cllr Scanlon, in tribute, said that the contribution of the company to the support of associations providing homes for the elderly in the county was needed now more than ever. The scroll  reads:

The Cathaoirleach and Members of Limerick County Council, acting on behalf of the people of County Limerick, hereby present this Scroll To County Limerick Housing Services Company Limited in recognition of your contribution and support for the Voluntary Housing Sector in rural Ireland and to honour the role played by the Company in leading the field in rural voluntary housing collaboration.”

Left to right: Cllr. Scanlan, Joe Kennedy, Glin, Alice McAuliffe, Dromin/Athlacca, Sheila O’Regan, Ardagh, Patsy Coffee, Doon, Paddy Hourigan, Murroe, Michael English, Kilteely.