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South Dublin County Council's Christmas Decoration Competition 2017

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Archived on 15/01/2018


South Dublin County Council’s Christmas Decoration Competition 2017

On December 14th 2017, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty presented the winners of the SDCC Christmas Decoration Recycling Competition with their prizes in County Hall.

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty said “It is wonderful to see so many impressive and creative Christmas decorations made out of recycled materials. The young people of our County are inspirational in the wide variety of recyclable materials they have used in very creative and varied ways. They serve to encourage everyone to look for opportunities to reuse and recycle materials in the home.”

Orla Scannell, Arts Officer said “The possibilities for using recycled materials for handmade inspirational decorations is endless, as can been seen by variety and breadth of entries into the recycled Christmas decoration competition this year. Materials have been reused, recycled and upcycled into unique pieces of artwork that anyone would be happy to have in their home” 

During the festive period Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty asks you to check out to gather some wonderful tips on food waste prevention and how to reuse items e.g. how to wrap your Christmas gifts in a new, different and environmentally friendly way.

South Dublin County Council would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the annual competition. All the decorations created are fantastic, showing us all how we can reuse materials to create beautiful decorations.

For more information on how you can prevent waste and how to reduce, reuse and recycle this Christmas season visit

The prize winners are:-



Overall winner


Caoilfhionn Ni Bhriain

Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

Special commendation




Abbie Harris,Kayla Shannon,Freya Kenny

 St Ronans N.S

Under 12  category


1st Prize

Orlaith Dunne

Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

2nd  Prize

Carmen Luong, Emily Danci

 St Ronans N.S

3rd  Prize

Clodagh Ni Chonbhui

Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhra

Over 12  category

1st Prize

Siofra Nic Ramenna, Caoilfhionn Ni Sherraigh

Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

2nd  Prize

Katherine Amusan

 St Marks C.S



1-      Clodagh Ni Chonbhui – Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhra

2-      Carmen Luong & Emily Danci – St Ronans N.S

3-      Orlaith Dunne – Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

4-      Katherine Amusan – St Marks C.S

5-      Siofra Nic Ramenna & Caoifhionn Ni Sherraigh – Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

6-      Abbie Harris, Kayla Shannon & Freya Kenny – St Ronans N.S

7-      Caoifhionn Ni Bhriain – Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig

8-      All the winners from Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhra, St Ronans N.S, Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig & St Marks C.S



South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.

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