Drogheda’s annual Mayoral Awards ceremony was held on Monday 15th May in the splendid surroundings of the Highlanes Gallery when senior executives of Louth County Council and Councillors of the Borough District of Drogheda gathered to witness Mayor Michelle Hall present the Civic Award.

Margaret Geraghty accepts an award on behalf of Soroptimist International Drogheda

Addressing the recipients ahead of the presentations, the Mayor said: “Tonight we mark your commitment to improving the community of Drogheda and wider area and many of you do this in an unpaid role. Nominees tonight work to empower others, children and young people, older people, people of a migrant background, workers, female students. You work to protect our natural environment, protect our flora and fauna, you remind us of the delicate nature of our planet and ask us to mind it better. You raise the voices of the silent. You record the faces of our residents. You seek to improve lives through your skills, experience and perseverance.”

Drogheda Soroptimist Margaret Geraghty accepted the award on behalf of Drogheda Soroptimist International. Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.  In working together, they forge true friendships among themselves.