Chambers Ireland today (4 August 2016) announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016 with a total of twenty three local authorities shortlisted over sixteen categories. Kildare County Council have been shortlisted in 5 different categories.


Best Practice in Citizen Engagement :    Celbridge Integrated Services Programme

Health & Wellbeing:                                Athy Community Addiction Response

Sustaining the Arts:                                  1916 Sackville Street Art Project  

Heritage and Built Environment:            John Devoy – The Greatest of Fenians

Commemorations & Centenaries:          1916 Sackville Street Art Project



Commenting on the announcement of the shortlist, Allan Shine, Chief Executive of North Kildare Chamber said, “ The Chamber is delighted to see the council nominated in 5 different categories.  North Kildare Chamber were the nominating Chamber for the applications.  The shortlist for the 2016 Excellence in Local Government Awards highlights the dedication shown by Kildare County Council  across a range of categories, from promoting health and wellbeing to sustaining the arts.”


The award winners in each category will be announced in November and one local authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2016.


The full list of finalists can be viewed HERE