Beggars Bush is among the finalists for Best Connected Community in this year’s national LAMA Community and Council Awards.
The Local Authority Member Awards celebrate the work of communities and councils all over Ireland. The Best Connected Community award is presented to “the community that is connected to councils, businesses and each other, can access services easily and quickly and communicate activities and events taking place in the area with the click of a mouse”.
The community of Beggars Bush is home to a variety of businesses including restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, a car dealership, a laundry shop, a gym, a pharmacy, a printers, a make-up studio, a hairdressers, a PR agency and an accountant.
Kevin Arundel, chef-owner of The Chop House and a member of the Beggars Bush D4 Business Group, spoke about the nomination on behalf of the group:
“Over the past few years the Beggars Bush business group has grown into a thriving network of active and engaged stakeholders. We all feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the vibrant community of Beggars Bush which is an area of great vitality and abundant community spirit. To have our community recognized on a national level is incredibly heartening.”
The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on Saturday February 4th in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport, Northwood.
By Kevin Carney