Nominate your Donegal carer of the
THE Irish Carers
Association is calling for final nominations from
Donegal people to nominate their Carer of the Year.
There are more than 7,433 family carers in Donegal
looking after older people, people with
disabilities, the terminally ill and those with
Irish Carers' Association patrons,
Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy who will present the
Carer of the Year Awards in November.
Nationally, there are
more than 30,000 carers over the age of 60 and a
further 8,676 over the age of 75.
The theme of this year's awards is 'Time'.
“While the work of family carers can be rewarding
and a real labour of love, the cost of that care in
physical, emotional, and psychological terms can be
immense," said Carers' Association head of
communications, Catherine Cox.
"We want to honour the thousands of family carers
who dedicate so much of their time and lives to
caring for their loved ones. There are so many
wonderful carers in Donegal and I would invite
people across the county to nominate their carer of
the year. All entrants will receive a commemorative
certificate while local award recipients are invited
to attend the Carers of the Year Awards 2014
ceremony being held in November in Dublin. Awards
will be presented by the association's patrons, RTE
personalities, Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy.
Closing date for entries is September 19, 2014.
Nomination forms are available from freefone 1800 24
07 24 or online at