Thanks to you we have won the Best Connected Community Award

27 Jan 2014

There is a great buzz around the office here at today. On Saturday night we received the “Best Connected Community” award at the LAMA Awards 2014.

We have always believed in and enjoyed what we do here at but couldn’t have done it on our own!

We have fantastic followers and supporters and with that in mind we would like to mention a few people we really feel we need to thank.

Pictured here are Elaine Mulvenny (DCC), Niall Geaney, (CBA), Ronan Morris (, Deirdre Tobin (CRA)

Pictured here are Elaine Mulvenny (DCC), Niall Geaney, (CBA), Ronan Morris (, Deirdre Tobin (CRA)

The people of Clontarf who use our website, read our newsletters or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, are the ones who make a reality – your continued support and use of our service make all of this a possibility and keep our job interesting with all your news and interaction. We credit each and every one of you with our success. And because of that we want to say a very big THANK YOU.

To the businesses of Clontarf that support by paying for annual listings… the website and associated channels could not be run without your financial support. We sincerely hope that our readership continues to support your businesses locally. A strong, vibrant, sustainable local economy is in the best interests of residents and businesses alike.

We also need to say thank you to the Clontarf Business Association (CBA) in particular Gus O Hara, the original chairman and laterally the current chairman Niall Geaney. They have shown great vision in supporting the website in their roles as Chairmen.

Big thanks also go to Clontarf Residents Association (CRA) whose website was the original…. Chairperson Deirdre Tobin and her fantastic committee of volunteers were quick to embrace the idea of local businesses supporting a bigger and better web presence. A special mention also for the late Geraldine Lockhart who as Secretary of the CRA, put in place all of the legal arrangements to underpin the website's operation.

Both organisations do absolutely great work in the Clontarf area and are a vital ingredient in keeping up-to-the-minute with information on everything that is happening in the Clontarf area. It is with big THANKS we note your contribution to making us an award-winning project.

For those that don't know, is a collaboration between the CBA, CRA and Eastpoint-based Digital Agency, Web Together who are responsible for creating and maintaining a great looking website and the domain name is leased to us with the blessing of owners Dublin City Council.

We would like to acknowledge the support of DCC in the set up of the project and their ongoing support of same. Especially, Elaine Mulvenny who is Deputy Area Manager for Dublin North Central area. We were delighted that Elaine was able to join us on Saturday night to receive the award.

We also would like to give a special mention and thanks to Miriam O'Flynn, a committee member with the CRA, for all her great work on looking after our Twitter account. Also, the sports clubs, societies and churches within Clontarf has been hugely supportive in providing relevant content for us to add to the website. We hope to develop this further in the coming months and years.

We also want to let you know that a new version of the website will be launched in February with some tweaks and improvements that will help take us to the next level.

2014 is going to be a great year for Clontarf with the Battle of Clontarf Millennium upon us and this award serves as a great start to the year. We look forward to your continued support throughout the Millennium year as we keep you up to date with all the latest news and events.