Laois carers urged to enter Carer of the year awards

By Conor Ganly

People across Laois are being invited to vote for the county’s Carers and Young Carers for the 10th Carers of the Year Awards.

Hosted by Family Carers Ireland, the 10th awards ceremony takes place November 16th in Dublin’s Westin Hotel with RTÉ broadcasters and patrons Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan.

“So many people give their time and sacrifice many aspects of their lives to provide care to loved ones, often over many years. We are calling on people across Laois to nominate these dedicated carers for this year’s awards,” Catherine Cox, Family Carers Ireland.

Nomination forms are available from Family Carers Ireland Resource Centres nationwide or call the Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24.

Nominations can also be made at

The closing date for entries is Friday, September 30th and the tenth Carers of the Year Awards will be presented in Dublin, November 16th.