South Dublin County Council’s Christmas Decoration Competition 2017

Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhra St Ronans N.S Gaelscoil Naoimh Padraig and St Marks C.S

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



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