About Cork Person of the Year

The Cork Person of the Month and Cork Person of the Year awards scheme was established in 1993 to celebrate Cork’s greatest asset in City and County – our people. Each month a person or persons are selected and at year’s end, the Cork Person of the Year is chosen from these monthly winners. The general public is invited to nominate anyone for these awards by emailing nominations@corkpersonofthemonth.ie. The organisers of the awards do so on a voluntary basis and are proud and honoured to do so. This award scheme not only celebrates Cork people but it also helps to promote Cork as a good place to live, work and play.

As Ireland does not have a state-backed National Honours Scheme, like most countries do, we have added some extra national awards. The Honorary Corkperson award goes to people not from Cork, but to those who may have contributed to Cork and Ireland in some positive way. It has gone to people who Corkonians admire like Broadcaster John Bowman and Rugby Coach Joe Schmidt and to those who promote Cork around the world like entertainers Jeremy Irons and Michael Flatley.

Over the last thirty years we have honoured some 400 Persons of the Month and 33 Persons of the Year. Some years more than one person receives the monthly and yearly award.

Our Past Winners

Each month a Person or Persons of the Month are selected and at year’s end the Cork Person of the Year is chosen from these monthly winners.

June 2024
Justin McCarthy and Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy and Justin McCarthy are June Cork Persons of the Month

 
Awards Scheme Honours Significant…

May 2024
Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly is Cork Person of the Month for May in recognition of the invaluable service she…

April 2024
Tony O’Donovan and William O’Brien

Tony O’Donovan and William O’Brien have been jointly named Cork Persons of the Month for April. Their…

March 2024
Philip King and Colm O’Callaghan

Philip King and Colm O’Callaghan are March Cork Persons of the Month for…

February 2024
Olann Kelleher

Judge Olann Kelleher is Cork Person of the Month

Olann Kelleher is Cork Person of the…

January 2024
Shane Casey

Acclaimed Actor and Playwright Shane Casey is Cork Person of the Month

Acclaimed actor…

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