2023

The Frank & Walters Band Honoured as Cork Persons of the Year

The annual Cork Person of the Year Awards 2023 took place today with The Frank & Walters Band being crowned as the Cork Persons of the Year. This esteemed recognition acknowledges the band’s profound impact on…

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2022
Tony Linehan and Angela Cantwell
Local Business Owners

2021
John Creedon
RTÉ broadcaster

2020
Sanita Puspure
Double World and European rowing champion

2019
Stephen Teap
CervicalCheck campaign and patient advocate

2018
Eilíse Ireland and Simon Meehan
Award-Winning Science Students

2017
Bob Seward
Founder of the Cork Academy of Music in 1994 and musician

2016
Gary and Paul O’Donovan, Gold medalists in the lightweight double sculls at the 2016 European Rowing Championships

2015
John Looney, Founder of Cork City Hospitals Children's Club holidays

2014
Louise O’Keeffe, Abuse Victim Advocate

2013
Rob Heffernan, World Racewalking Champion

2012
Bill Deasy and Fr. Pierce Cormac, Community Leadership

2011
Liam Casey, Businessman

2010
Paddy O'Brien, Founder of Over 60's Talent

2009
Conor Buckley, Businessman

2008
Pat Falvey and Dr. Clare O'Leary, Adventure Duo

2007
John Fitzpatrick, Festival and Artistic Director of the Cork International Choral Festival

2006
Dan Donovan, Founding Member of Cork Everyman Theatre

2005
Prof. John.A Murphy, Irish Historian

2004
Roy Keane, Irish Soccer Great

2003
Fr. Sean Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland

2002
Adi Roche, Founder of Chernobyl Children International

2001
Gerry Murphy, Social Entrepreneur

2000
Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish athlete

1999
Jimmy Barry Murphy, GAA Cork Star

1998
Kevin Downing, Disability Activist

1997
Paddy Comerford, Theatre Legend

1996
Barry Galvin, Criminal Assets Bureau

1995
John Bermigham, Founder of COPE Foundation

1994
Dr.Michael Mortell, President of University College Cork

1993
Sr. Colette Hickey, Good Shepherd Sisters

Hall of Fame and Honorary Cork Persons

YearHall of Fame RecipientYearHonorary Cork Persons
2023Alice Taylor, Novelist2023Dáithí Ó Sé, TV Broadcaster
2022Mary Crilly of the Cork Sexual Violence Centre2022 Mike Murphy, TV presenter and broadcaster and Rachael Blackmore, Irish Jockey
2021Caitriona Twomey, Cork Penny Dinners2021 Donovan Leitch International singer-songwriter and his wife, Linda Lawrence
2020Tom Cavanagh, Fermoy Businessman 2020John Bowman, Irish Historian
2019Fergal Keane, Award-winning BBC Correspondent 2019Joe Schmidt, Irish Rugby Coach
2018Ted Crosbie, The Irish Examiner2014Michael Flatley, Irish-American dancer
2013Jeremy Irons, Award-Winning Actor
2012David & Patsy Puttnam, film producer, educator, enviromentalist and former member of the House of Lords