The Spirit of St Patrick Award Scheme

… recognising and honouring those who build healthy, inclusive community.

Award2The Spirit of St Patrick Award is a community award scheme sponsored by the Saint Patrick Foundation. It’s purpose is to recognise and honour those who have contributed to the building of healthy, caring community in their local areas. The awards are presented each year on March 17th at our St Patrick Breakfasts and are presented by representives of our local County Councils. The SOSP trophies were created by Mullingar Pewter and consist of beautifully detailed statues of St Patrick mounted on a Walnut base.

At the moment the SOSP Award scheme is running in Maynooth, Lucan and Derry/Londonderry. We hope many more locations will follow.

To nominate a person or group for this year’s Awards, please click on the graphic below and fill in the appropriate details on our nomination page.


Our 2016 SOSP Award Winners

The 2016 winners of the SOSP Awards were  Foyle Hospice in Derry, and the Maynooth History Group in Maynooth. Click HERE to read our report on both of last year’s winners.

Our 2015 SOSP Award Winners

The 2015 winners of the SOSP Awards were  Pieta House in Lucan, and the Genil RT Programme in Maynooth. Click HERE to read our report on both of our 2015 winners.

Other past winners in Maynooth

2014 EVE Larine
2013 Maynooth Scouts
2012 Doyle School of Dance
2011 Maynooth Senior Citizens
2010 Maynooth Tidy Towns