© St. Agnes Community Centre for Music and the Arts 2018-
Pupils, teachers and staff of CCMA pictured with representatives of Dublin City Council and and ‘Pride of Place’ adjudicators. (Photo, Martin O’Brien)
August 2018 -
Following adjudications in August 2018 (see opposite) the CCMA were delighted to receive the award for Best New Entry, Residential, at Croke Park in the presence of Lord Mayor Nial Ring.
Irish pride of place nominations awards at Croke park attended by Sr Bernadette, Joan Litton, Rose Lyons, Margaret McCabe, and some of the musicians from CCMA Marcella, Noeleen, Frank, Phyllis, Grainne, and Maeve. Pictured with Dublin Lord Mayor Nial Ring.
A proud Sr Bernadette shows the envelope indicating this very appreciated award. The award ceremony is in advance of the national awards to be held in Cork, November 2018.
The winning entry is in respect of a project and place that is thoroughly inclusive and holistic in effect. The judges on their visit were very impressed by the intergenerational nature of the initiative and the way in which it brought together all members of the community. Activities have now been extended to assist many charitable organisations. The Group established in 2006 has grown from a School Orchestra/ Parents Orchestra to a Community Musical Society. This is no elitist enterprise; the effect on the wider community is immediately apparent.
t the IPB Pride of Place National awards held in Cork in November 2018 St. Agnes’ CCMA were named overall national winner in their category. The CCMA were delighted to be chosen by Dublin City Council as nominee, to be announced as nominees for the national final, and to be awarded overall winner in the creative place initiative.
The CCMA want to thank all those that have contributed to the success of the music project. Participants, tutors, office and premises staff, and the many volunteers who contribute to the events throughout the year.