Sr Bernadette MacMahon, Director of the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice, honoured for her contribution to the community and voluntary sector.
Students served dinners in Mallow St Gospel Hall, worked on the garden at Our Lady of Lourdes crèche, cared for animals at Limerick Animal Welfare and helped the Franciscan Friars in Moyross.
In 1940s and 1950s, Governments would not have been in a position to organise social services without support of the volunteer religious orders,
Fr Michael Geraghty is the youngest priest in Killaloe. He will spend his summer helping the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes followed by a stint of missionary work in Africa.