So this really great thing happened last night Friday 20th November – I won the ‘Arts & Culture’ category of the ’32nd Tallaght Person of the Year Awards – 2015′ (the longest running non-profit community awards of its kind in Europe), which was held at the Red Cow Complex in Dublin. I was and am really honoured to have been nominated and to win this award and also very humbled by the many other wonderful nominees doing excellent work in the local community. It means a great deal to me that somebody thinks what I do means something to them and the community and I am very grateful. The whole event was very special, the energy at the event was something else and I think everyone enjoyed a brilliant evening so well done to the organisers and everyone that was involved in making it happen.
The annual Tallaght Person of the Year Awards are organised by the voluntary group Tallaght Community Council. The categories included in the awards are Arts & Culture, Business, Community, Environment, Heart of Gold, Sport, Special Needs & Carers and Youth. All 115 nominees for the various categories were anonymously nominated and the winners selected by an independent panel of judges.Congratulations to the new Tallaght Person of the Year 2015 Philip Preston and to all to the nominees and category winners!