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.

December 2023
Mark O’Donoghue

MARK O’DONOGHUE - CYCLING FOR ALL FOUNDER IS DECEMBER CORK PERSON OF THE MONTH

Mark O’Donoghue from Glanmire…

November 2023
Sr. Josephine McCarthy

Sr Josephine McCarthy is Cork Person of the Month

West-Cork Presentation Sister, Josephine McCarthy…

October 2023
Marie Barry and John Arnold

CITY & COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS HONOURED

Marie Barry from Mayfield, Cork City and John…

September 2023
Chris Kent

TOP CORK COMEDIAN CHRIS KENT HONOURED

Cork’s best…

August 2023
Maureen Forrest

IRELAND’S CELEBRATED GLOBAL CITIZEN HONOURED

Maureen Forrest of the HOPE Foundation has been named…

JULY 2023
Katherine Dolphin Griffin and Linda Goggin-James

 

WOMEN FIGHTING CANCER HONOURED FOR THEIR WORK

Katherine Dolphin Griffin and Linda Goggin-James…

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