Tallaght Person of the Year is a community run awards programme to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes, volunteers and active members of the community across various walks of life in Tallaght. It was created by Charles and Mary Morton in 1984, and the first awards were held in The Belgard Inn, with Garret Fitzgerald as the special guest.
It was handed over to the Tallaght Community Council in 1986 and it has been run by community volunteers for 33 years now, making it one of the highlights of the Tallaght calendar ever since.
Due to challenges presented by Covid-19, the annual community-led awards programme has been cancelled for 2020, with current Tallaght Person of the Year Lee Moroney staying on for a second term.
Lee has been coaching children, teens and adults for 17 years. Lee also works with dyspraxia Ireland, the arch club, Social Circle, Tallaght hospital psychiatric department helping with a fitness class for mental health.
Each of the category winners from 2019 will also stay on for a historic two-year term.