The ceremony was held on 26th April at our flagship event, The Gathering, in the Rediscovery Centre during Charity Retail Week.
Read on to find out who’s won, and who made the Short List and the Long List for this year.

Martin Kenny Volunteer of the Year 2022

This award is in memory of the late Martin Kenny who was a founder member of the ICSA (now Charity Retail Ireland) and was also its first Chairperson. Martin was also Head of Retail at NCBI. It is presented to a volunteer who has shown exceptional commitment, performance and team spirit, and who has made a measurable difference to their shop.

Judge for this award – Lucie Brocard, Volunteer Ireland

And the winner is Joanne Daly from Oxfam Mullingar. Congratulations Joanne!

Runners up
In 2nd Place is Teresa Marshall – Irish Wheelchair Assoc. Ennis
In 3rd Place is Peter Walsh – Clare Haven Horizons

Highly Commended
Aoife Corrigan – NCBI Loughrea
Margaret Deering – NCBBI Walkinstown
Ben Marsh – NCBI Kilkenny

The Short List 2022
Joanne Daly – Oxfam Ireland Mullingar
Margaret Deering  – NCBI Walkinstown
Peter Walsh – Clare Haven Horizons
Teresa Marshall  – IWA Ennis

The Long List 2022
Angela Peele – Down Syndrome Ireland Templeogue
Ann Friel – IWA Letterkenny
Aoife Corrigan – NCBI Loughrea
Ben Marsh – NCBI Kilkenny
Carmel Banks – SVP Banagher
Caroline McKenna – SVP Virginia
Denis Deegan – Barnados Kilbarrack
Eileen Faulkner – SVP Newcastle, Co Down
Ellen Dowling – Samaritans Kilkenny
Evelyn Nolan – IWA Listowel
Geraldine Tynan – NCBI Mullingar
Jacquie Corry – Oxfam Malahide
Jennifer Coe – SVP Terenure
Joanne Daly – Oxfam Mullingar
John Jo Ryan – Samaritans Kilkenny
Kay Roche – IWA Wexford
Margaret Deering NCBI Walkinstown
Margaret O’Connell – NCBI Carrigaline
Marie Pepper – IWA Wexford
Martin Langton – SVP Nenagh Order Fulfillment Centre
Martin O’Donnell – Oxfam Sligo
Michael Heffernan – NCBI Galway
Peter Walsh – Clare Haven Horizons Ennis
Philomena Beale – SVP Tubbercurry
Phyliss McIlduff – SVP Lurgan
Ros Proudlove – SVP Magherafelt
Teresa Marshall – IWA Ennis
Tish Kelly – NCBI Celbridge
Ulyanna Gudziy – NCBI Carrickmacross

Shop Team of the Year 2022
The Never Too Old Team Award Winners

This award is for the best shop team to include everyone who works in your shop. It is presented to the shop team who have shown exceptional commitment to each other to achieve great results for their shop.

Judge for this award – Lucie Brocard, Volunteer Ireland

And the winner is Claregalway Daycare Centre – Congratulations to all!
supported by the team in the brilliant Never Too Old shop.

Runners Up
In 2nd Place is NCBI Fermoy
In 3rd Place is Oxfam Ireland Ringsend

Highly Commended
Clare Haven Horizons
NCBI Finglas
Oxfam Ireland Bray
SVP Magherafelt

The Short List 2022
Clare Haven Horizons
Claregalway DDCC
NCBI Finglas
NCBI Fermoy
Oxfam Ireland Bray
Oxfam Ireland Ringsend
SVP Magherafelt

The Long List 2022
Barnardos – Carlow
Clare Haven Horizons – Ennis
Claregalway DDCC – Never Too Old Claregalway
Down Syndrome Ireland – Templogue
Irish Wheelchair Association – Ardee
Irish Wheelchair Association – Clonakilty
Irish Wheelchair Association – Ennis
Irish Wheelchair Association – Enniscorthy
NCBI – Bray
NCBI – Carrickmacross
NCBI – Fermoy
NCBI – Finglas
NCBI – Kildare
NCBI – Longford
NCBI – Naas
Oxfam – Bray
Oxfambooks – Parliament St Dublin
Oxfam – Ringsend
Purple House – Bray
Samaritans – Kilkenny
Simon Community – Galway
Spraoi agus Sport Fadó – Carndonagh
SVP – Magherafelt
SVP – Terenure
SVP – Tubbercurry

Shop Manager of the Year 2022
Proud winner, Bridget Healy with her Award

This award is for the best shop manager of a charity shop and can be nominated by volunteers and/or staff. It is awarded to the shop manager who has shown exceptional leadership skills in managing their shop,as well as to their donors, customers, staff and volunteers. They will also have shown leadership and commitment to their charity.

Judge for this award – Miriam Simon, Growth Strategist & Retail Consultant 

And the winner is Bridget Healy, SVP, Vincent’s in Castleconnell. Congratulations Bridget!!

Runners Up
In 2nd Place is Laila Martinho Correa – Oxfam Ireland George’s St
In 3rd Place is Katie Donohue – Dublin Simon Community

Highly Commended
Tracey Kavanagh – NCBI Walkinstown
Ann Quinn – Samaritans Kilkenny
Clare Kilroy – SVP Terenure

The Short List 2022
Ann Quinn  – Samaritans Kilkenny
Bridget Healy  – SVP Castleconnell
Claire Kilroy – SVP Terenure
Katie Donohue  – Dublin Simon Community
Laila Martinho Correa  – Oxfam Ireland George’s St Dublin
Tracey Kavanagh – NCBI Walkinstown

The Long List 2022
Ann Quinn – Samaritans Kilkenny
Anne Murphy – SVP Mayfield Cork
Bridget Healy – SVP Castleconnell
Claire Kilroy – SVP Terenure
Dawn Mooney – NCBI Edenderry
Derek Kavanagh – NCBI Capel St Dublin
Eileen McCormac – NCBI Ardee
Geraldine Cussen – NCBI Navan
Gráinne Alyward – Oxfam Malahide
Hazel Keane – Barnardos Kilbarrack
Julieann Beale – SVP Tubbercurry
Katie Donohue – Simon Community Dublin
Laila Martinho Correa – Oxfam George’s St Dublin
Leona Hunt – Oxfam Wexford
Lillian O’Connor – Barnardos Cork
Mairead Lavery – NCBI Ennis
Martina Freeman – IWA Enniscorthy
Mary Stack – IWA Listowel
Olga Hossack – SVP Letterkenny
Orla McCarthy – Oxfam Cook St Cork
Susan Flaherty – NCBI Galway
Tom Mulholland – SVP Newcastle Co Down
Tracey Kavanagh – NCBI Walkinstown

Shop Window of the Year 2022
Carol Buckley and Katie Hore, our judge for this award

This award is for the best shop window of the year. Judging criteria are for the most creative window, and the one with the most overall visual impact. 

Judge for this award – Katie Hore, Through the Window Creative & Visual Merchandising Consultancy

And the winners is Clare Haven Horizons. Congratulations!
Their winning window was for Reuse Month in October.

Runners Up
In 2nd Place is NCBI Bray – Christmas Party
In 3rd Place is NCBI Capel St – Vintage

Highly Commended
Deja Vu Bagenalstown FRC – Bloom Festival

The Short List 2022
Clare Haven Horizons
Deja Vu Bagenalstown FCC
NCBI Capel St

The Long List 2022
Barnardos – Carlow
Barnardos – Dalkey
Barnardos – Wexford
Claregalway DDCC – Claregalway
Clare Haven Horizons – Ennis
Deja Vu Bagenalstown FCC – Bagenalstown
Dublin Simon Community – Camden St
Foresight – Enniskillen
IWA – Enniscorthy
MS North West Centre – Ballymote
MS North West Centre – Sligo
NCBI – Bray
NCBI – Capel St
NCBI – Castlecomer
NCBI – Wexford
NCBI – Youghal
Oxfam – Bray
Oxfam – George’s St
Oxfam – Wexford
Samaritans – Kilkenny
SVP – Bundoran
SVP – Newcastle Co Down
SVP – Ballyshannon
SVP – Terenure
SVP – Tubbercurry
SVP – Mayfield Cork
SVP – Letterkenny

Online Presence of the Year Award 2022
Colette Miller and Bernadette Harrington with their Award

This award for the charity shop who had the best online presence in 2022. It is presented to the shop who kept in touch and engaged with their customers creatively and effectively online. It could be through your website, social media or online trading platform.

Judges for this award – Geraldine Carton and Taz Kelleher, The Useless Project

And the winner is Barnardos Bridal Rooms. Congratulations to Colette and the team!
And for the second year running!

Runners Up
In 2nd Place is Cope Galway
In 3rd Place is Clare Haven Horizons

The Short List 2022
Barnardos Bridal Rooms
Clare Haven Horizons
Cope Galway

The Long List 2022
Barnardos Bridal Rooms – Dun Laoghaire and Wexford
Clare Haven Horizons – Ennis
Cope Galway – Galway
SVP – Tubbercurry
SVP – Balbriggan

Mark Sweeney and Linda Ward

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Kicking off the awards ceremony