Celebrating 21 Years
The Cork Person of the Month and Cork Person of the Year Awards scheme, was established in 1993, and covers Cork City and Cork County. Back then, like today, the media was full of doom and gloom and founder, Manus O’Callaghan, wanted to establish a vehicle to deliver the good news stories and the people behind them.

The book, 21 Years of the Cork Person of the Year Awards, was written by Irish Examiner correspondent John Daly and features articles on all of the annual winners and many of the 252 people who were presented with monthly awards throughout the last 21 years.

It celebrates all that is good about Cork and its people and showcases the achievements of Cork people throughout all regions and backgrounds. It features entrepreneurs, sports stars, artists and charity workers.

People are inspired by people, and hopefully, by honouring achievement and celebrating success, others may be inspired to follow in the footsteps of our local heroes.

The award scheme and book celebrates Cork’s greatest asset – our people