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Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2015: in pictures

Published 19/06/2015

Overall Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards winner Jay Beatty with Louis Walsh.
Overall Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards winner Jay Beatty with Louis Walsh.
Former Miss NI, Melissa Patton and Miss NI Leanne McDowell.
Bronagh Waugh, Charlie Lawson, Debbie Stanley and Niamh McGrady. Pic: Mark McCormick.
Frank Mitchell and Pamela Ballantine
Hometown perform.
Louis Walsh with McMullan family.
David Meade and guests
Kristian Nairn and Tirzah Pollock. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Louis Walsh and Jay Beatty
Our four Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards winners: L-R Oliver Dickey, Jay Beatty, Danielle McGriskin, Patricia Nevines. Also pictured are Specsavers' Tony McGinn, Louis Walsh, Sunday Life editor Martin Breen and UTV's Sarah Clarke.
Frank Mitchell and Pamela Ballantine. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Overall Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards winner Jay Beatty with the Specsavers Overcoming Adversity winner Oliver Dickey.
Emmerdale's Katherine Dow Blyton, John Bowe, Gaynor Faye. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Mark McMullan, brother of Locked-In syndrome sufferer Declan, performs Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.
Game of Thrones "Hodor" actor Kristian Nairn.
David Jeffrey and Rose North. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Specsavers Overcoming Adversity winner Oliver Dickey
Emmerdale Star Katherine Dow Blyton (Harriet Finch) with finalist Grainne Evans and her daughter Tessa.
Hole in the Wall GangÕs Tim McGarry with current Miss Northern Ireland Leanne McDowell and finalist Ted McQuilkin
Sunday Life Unsung Hero winner Patricia Nevines with Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, UTV's Pamela Ballantine and Sunday Life editor Martin Breen.
Sunday Life Unsung Hero Category Finalists Sunday Life Unsung Hero winner Patricia Nevines.
Local comedy favourite May McFetteridge.
David Meade and guests.
U105 Young Person of the year award winner Danielle McGriskin.
Paul Reilly and Rita Fitzgerald
Tirzah Pollock, Kristian Nairns Pete Snodden
Actress and singer Niamh Perry.
Emmerdale Star Gaynor Faye (Megan Macey) with finalist John McMullan.
The Fall star Bronagh Waugh.
Niamh Perry, Cathy Martin, Jason Shankey, Brenda Shankey and Aimee Boyle
Declan McMullan and family
Tessa, Nathan and Graine Evans with Paula Cunningham from Specsavers
Tessa, Nathan and Graine Evans with Paula Cunningham from Specsavers
Chris Nelmes and guests from the Outlet
Siobhan McKeown, Lauren McKeown, Chris Nelmes and Rachael Harriott
Peter and Brenda Mitchell
Margaret Garrett, Gemma Garrett John Linehan and Lisa Garrett
Nicola and Laura Crimmins with Naomi and James Bethany
Jesse Jane McParland
Gemma Garrett, Margaret Garrett and Lisa Stewart
S.O.N.I.A Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards at the Culloden Hotel. Pictured at the awards - Picture Mark McCormick 12/06/15
Paul and Kate Ferguson
Jesse Jane McParland and dad Gary
Guests arriving at the Culloden.
Guests arriving at the Culloden.
Sunday Life's Kim Kelly
Pictured at the awards - David Meade
Gary Lightbody
Unsung Hero finalist Claire Curran. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Corrie Star Charlie Lawson, aka Big Jim McDonald with finalist Peter Mitchell. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Emmerdale Star Katherine Dow Blyton aka Harriet Finch with finalist Grainne Evans and her daughter Tessa. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Oliver Dickey and his father Nathan. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Pamela Ballantine and Bronagh Waugh. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody watches the awards ceremony. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Danielle Scullion, Louis Walsh and Sarah Eakin. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Overcoming Adversity finalist Therese Heaney. Pic: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.
Anna Morris and Louis Walsh. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Peter Mitchell and wife Brenda. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Tessa and Graine Evans with UTV's Paul Clarke. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
Jay Beatty arrives at the Culloden Hotel. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.
John McMullan and son Declan. Pic: Mark McCormick/Sunday Life.

A host of top celebs turned out to honour our everyday heroes at the Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2015 with Specsavers. The gala ceremony saw Louis Walsh join Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and stars from Game of Thrones, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and the world of sport at the Culloden Hotel in Holywood. Pick up tomorrow's Sunday Life for full coverage of our winners, nominees and the stars that made it a night to remember. You can also see UTV's one-hour special programme of the event on June 19 at 9pm.

 

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