22 January, 2013
At the Cork Person of the Year Award ceremony the titles of Honorary Corkman and Corkwoman were presented to Lord Puttnam and his wife, Patsy. This honor is the first time a couple from outside the county were recognoised for their achievements and contribution to the community.
The couple have been community activists for more than 20 years in West Cork. Speaking at the event, a delighted lord Puttnam remarked: “It’s fantastic to get this. For 24 years I’ve been coming to West Cork knowing I’m a blow-in. Now I feel I’m a de-blow-in!”
The Cork Person of the Year Award recognoises the efforts of those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities over the past year.