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 almost 30 years now, making it one of the highlights of the Tallaght calendar ever since. The current Tallaght Person of the Year is Sinead Tighe from Old Bawn .
Sinead is a devoted and tenacious Mum to Shauna and Daniel. Daniel is a bright boy who faces many physical and intellectual challenges, including Soto Syndrome. Sinead has strived to give Daniel his own identity, a high quality of life and a community goal of inclusion. After finding a common love of running, Daniels Voyage was born.
Sinead was the First Lady to run the Dublin City marathon pushing a wheelchair / running chair in 2017. She also raised €100,000 for Daniels Voyage and is on a crusade for greater inclusion in community amenities and events.