The search for the 31st Offaly Association (Dublin) and 2018 Offaly Person of the Year is on.
The award was established in the late ‘80s by the Offaly Association in Dublin who decided it was important to honour those from different walks of life in the county and who have contributed to the success of Offaly.
The first winner of the award was the late John Dowling and since then many wonderful people have been selected by a sub committee of the Association to received the prestigious Offaly Person of the Year award at a gala function.
In 2013 the committee decided to relocate the presentation of the award to Tullamore and this was a decision that really invigorated the award as it continues to go from strength to strength.
The presentation of the 2018 Offaly Person of the Year will take place at a gala function in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday, 30 March.
Nominations for the award can be made in a special coupon which is published in the local newspapers circulating in Offaly.
SEE PAGE SIX OF NEXT WEEK’S TRIBUNE FOR THE COUPON.