Exclusive video report of the Limerick Person of the Year Awards

AN exclusive video from the Limerick Person of the Year Awards, produced by the team at ilovelimerick, can now be viewed on the Limerick Leader TV YouTube channel.

AN exclusive video from the Limerick Person of the Year Awards, produced by the team at ilovelimerick, can now be viewed on the Limerick Leader TV YouTube channel.

During the gala event at the Clarion Hotel, each of the monthly winners were presented with a commemorative front page of the Limerick Leader to mark their achievements.

JP McManus was voted the overall winner for his work in organising last year's JP McManus Pro Am in Adare, which raised millions of euro for local charities.

In a special video message from the US, which was played following the announcement, Mr McManus acknowledged the work of all those involved in the Pro-Am.

"I would like to acknowledge the great work done by the carers of the less fortunate in our society, also to the hundreds of volunteers who worked many hours to ensure the event went smoothly," said Mr McManus of the two-day golfing extravaganza which brought in excess of 80,000 people to Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort last July.

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Maria Byrne, who presented the Limerick Person of the Year award described Mr McManus as "a man who has made an outstanding contribution to Limerick".

Paying tribute to the other nominees, Mayor Byrne described them as "role models" who will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

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