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TLC LAMA award - John Hardiman and fellow Castleconnell Tidy Town members pictured at the launch of Team Limerick Clean-Up 5 in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick in 2019.  Picture: Alan Place TLC LAMA award - John Hardiman and fellow Castleconnell Tidy Town members pictured at the launch of Team Limerick Clean-Up 5 in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick in 2019.  Picture: Alan Place

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TLC shortlisted for Best Environmental/Ecological/project/initiative LAMA Award 2021

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TLC LAMA awards – John Hardiman and fellow Castleconnell Tidy Town members pictured at the launch of Team Limerick Clean-Up 5 in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick in 2019.  Picture: Alan Place

TLC shortlisted for Best Environmental/Ecological/project/initiative LAMA Award 2021

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

tlc lama award TLC (Team Limerick Clean-up) began in 2015, and has been going from strength to strength since.

TLC (Team Limerick Clean-up) began in 2015, and has been going from strength to strength since.

Team Limerick Clean Up (TLC) are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in the Best Environmental/Ecological/project/initiative category at the LAMA Awards 2021 for their ‘Different But Doable’ initiative.

Also shortlisted in the category is the Burren Ecotourism Network in Clare, Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works in Kerry, Green Dublin Docklands Initiative in Dublin City, Harper’s island Wetlands in Cork, Love your Beach Week 2021 in Galway City, Mayo Decarbonising Communities Network and Protect Our Dunes Campaign in Mayo, Reclaimed Asphalt Pilot Scheme in Monaghan, Sustainable Development Goals mapping Tool in Wicklow, Tramore Eco Group Biodiversity project in Waterford and Whitestown estate management – Community Environmental initiatives in Fingal. 

The LAMA (Local Authority and Members Association) Awards is part of the All Ireland Community and Council Awards, which is now in its 15th year.

The All Ireland Community and Council Awards, which is presented by IPD Insurance, recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. 

They provide a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work done within communities, to reward the unsung heroes, and recognise the phenomenal contribution they’ve made to our lives. 

Other categories in the awards include Community-Based Initiative, Best Community Health Initiative, sponsored by Healthy Ireland, Best Business Working with the Community, sponsored by An Post, Best Tourism Initiative, Best Social Housing project/Initiative, sponsored by Geo Directory, and many more. 

The TLC initiative is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is spearheaded by Paul O’Connell and Limerick City and County Council and partnered by Mr. Binman, Limerick’s Live 95FM, and The Limerick Leader.  

It was set up with the aim of creating an event that would see communities come together to help clean up their neighborhoods.

Every Good Friday, TLC organises an event to clean up Limerick and encourage volunteers of all ages and get involved. 

Since its inception, there have been over 23,000 volunteers taking part in the initiative, instilling a sense of civic spirit and pride of place. 

Winners of the LAMA Awards will be announced on Saturday, November 27. 

Team Limerick Clean Up would like to congratulate all finalists. 

The I Love Limerick crew would like to thank Team limerick Clean Up for the work that they do and wish them the best of luck!

For more about the LAMA Awards go HERE 

For more stories about TLC go HERE 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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