Nine for Fingal at the Irish Landscape Institute Awards

Padraig Conlon 02 Dec 2022
Mayor of Fingal Cllr Howard Mahony, alongside Kevin Halpenny, Senior Parks Superintendent, and Fingal County Council’s Nine Award Winning Teams at the Irish Landscape Institute Awards.

Fingal County Council won nine awards in five categories at the recent Irish Landscape Institute Awards 2022 including the President’s Award for the Howth Head Goat Grazing Project.

Five of the Fingal projects won Best in Section awards while two were highly commended and one was commended under the five categories of Heritage Landscape, PlaySpace, Landscape Planning, Landscape Theory/Policy & Management and Landscape Policies and Initiatives.

The nine award winning projects were: Ardgillan Glasshouse Restoration (Commended), Shackleton Gardens (Best in Section), Skerries Town Park Playground (Best in Section), Bremore Regional Park (Highly commended), Lanesborough Park (Best in Section), Fingal Tree Strategy (Highly commended), Fingal Play Policy (Best in Section), and Howth Head Goat Grazing Project (Best in Section and President’s Award),

In selecting the Howth Head Goat Grazing Project for the highly prestigious President’s Award for the Landscape Policies & Initiatives category, the judges said: “High-impact, interesting and valuable project, astutely posing professional evolution ongoing in our changing world.”

The Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Howard Mahony said: “I would like to congratulate Fingal County Council on having nine winners in the Irish Landscape Institute Awards 2022, particularly the President’s Award for the ‘Howth Head Goat Grazing Project’. These projects are making an invaluable contribution towards further enhancing public amenities throughout the county. It is a testament to the commitment, dedication and hard work Council staff are doing to enhance Fingal for the benefit of all the community. I believe the number and range of awards received reflects very positively on the work of the Council.”

The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly commented: “We in Fingal County Council really value the work done by our Parks & Green Infrastructure Division and they are very worthy winners of nine Irish Landscape Institute Awards. This is wonderful news and reflects the considerable energy and work across a number of departments within the Council. It is a great honour to receive these accolades in recognition of our efforts, and to get nine winners is a tremendous achievement and great credit must go to all the staff who were involved in the various projects”.

The Irish Landscape Institute Awards cover 16 different categories of landscape related work or disciplines and are held every two years with projects being evaluated by an international jury of nine experts. The awards give recognition to exemplary landscape projects by Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) members in the Republic of Ireland and Landscape Institute members from Northern Ireland (LINI) across a range of categories.

Fingal County Council’s Awards at Irish Landscape Institute Awards 2022


Category Project/Initiative Award Received
HERITAGE LANDSCAPE Ardgillan Glasshouse Restoration Commended
HERITAGE LANDSCAPE Shackleton Gardens Best in Section
PLAYSPACE Skerries Town Park Playground Best In Section
LANDSCAPE PLANNING Bremore Regional Park Highly Commended
LANDSCAPE PLANNING Lanesborough Park Best In Section
LANDSCAPE THEORY, POLICY & MANAGEMENT Fingal Tree Strategy Highly Commended
LANDSCAPE POLICIES & INITIATIVES Howth Head Goat Grazing Project Best In Section
PRESIDENT’S AWARD Howth Head Goat Grazing Project Best In Section


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