Oblate Honoured with ‘Housing Hero’ Award Fr Patsy Carolan OMI receives award from Housing Group
People who work in housing and homelessness across Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic, Belfast on Friday 22 February.
The awards aim to recognise the outstanding people and many diverse housing organisations that make a real difference not only to housing, but to the lives of ordinary people and the communities in which they live.
Fr Patsy Carolan OMI, an Oblate from Dublin, won the All Island Chartered Institute of Housing Aware “Housing Hero 2019” award at the ceremony in Belfast on Friday, February 22nd, for his dedication and commitment to housing in the UK and Ireland over the last 50 plus years.
Fr Patsy has served as a board member of Circle VHA for the past 15 years and was the director of Conway House in London – a hostel and accommodation centre for Irish emigrants in London. He has established and developed the Oblate Basketball Club in Inchicore, which provides a range of sporting and community activity for the Inchicore area.
“We are proud to say that he has been a Circle Board Member for the last 15 years and that his commitment and dedication to Circle, our tenants and the communities in which he lives has changed the lives of many people. Thank you Fr Patsy for all you have done for us over the years.” – Circle VHA
Many congratulations to Fr Carolan on this well-deserved recognition of all his hard work for those on the margins of society.
“Leave nothing undared for the kingdom of God.” – St Eugene
— CIH Northern Ireland (@CIHNI) February 22, 2019
So delighted that Fr Patsy Carolan from Cavan, living and doing great work in Inchicore is nominated for All Island Housing Hero Awards. He’s an inspiration to us all with more than 50 years housing and community work. Fingers crossed for the night. #mightyman
— Circle VHA (@CircleVha) January 26, 2019
— Nicola McCrudden (@nicmccrudden) February 22, 2019
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