Solas FRC Headford – For their efforts in maintaining the resilience of the community by structuring the delivery of practical and social supports including coping with increased demand for Meals on Wheels.
The most important resource when building a community is the people.
Pictured below is the copper-based sculpture which was presented to Solas Family Resource Centre which was specially commissioned by Liam Butler and his son Ronan.
Liam and Ronan are self-taught Sculptors who live and work in na Forbacha, Connemara. Liam and Ronan work with welded steel, copper and bronze. They specialise in using recycled copper to create beautiful and unique pieces inspired by nature, people and traditions around them.
Ronan created the sculpture for the Cathaoirleach’s Awards. This recycled copper-based sculpture of birds building their nest in a tree signifies the hard work of volunteers as they build their community around them using their own resources.