Nominations for 2023 Galway City Mayor Awards Now Open

Nominations for 2023 Galway City Mayor Awards Now Open

Galway's Annual Mayor's Awards are now open for nominations. Hear what Mayor Clodagh Higgins had to say and find out how you can nominate a worthy recipient below...

Mayor of Galway, Clodagh Higgins made the statement yesterday; "I am delighted to announce the Annual Mayor’s Awards today, Thursday 23rd of February 2023, in recognition of another exceptional year of volunteering. These awards mark outstanding contributions made by individuals, community and voluntary groups across Galway City."

"As Mayor, I am encouraging individuals, community, and voluntary groups to put forward nominees who have made a real difference to their community. The Mayor’s Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge people who commit time and effort to make their community a better place. We all know people who, despite their incredibly busy lives and schedules, still find time to support neighbours, local groups, and their community in a very significant way. If there is an individual or group that deserves to be recognised for their efforts, please nominate them!"

"On this, the twentieth year of the Awards, I am looking forward to acknowledging and celebrating true community spirit as per the long-established Irish Meitheal that brings communities together."

Galway Mayor Awards

Galway City Council would like all volunteers to know their contribution is very much appreciated and that volunteering is celebrated for its inherent value to our society, helping to develop vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Galway City Council invites nominations for individuals or groups who are involved in voluntary activity taking place in the city in one of the following categories:
- Arts, Culture, Heritage and Cúrsaí Gaeilge Award
- Neighbourhood/Community Champion Award
- Community Service and Social Inclusion Award
- Older Person Volunteer of the Year Award
- Environmental Sustainability Award
- Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
- Children and Youth Support Award
- Young Volunteer of the Year Award
- The Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year Award

If you would like to nominate an individual or group for any of these award categories, you can complete an online nomination form at Nomination forms are also available from City Hall and the City Libraries. The closing date for online nominations is 4pm on Friday, 24th of March 2023.

Each of the award winners will receive a commemorative gift and a payment of €500. All nominees will be presented with an individually designed Mayoral Certificate at the Awards Ceremony which will be held on Wednesday 24th May 2023 in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.

For further information on the Mayor’s Awards please email Liam / Emma on or telephone 091 536 808 / 091 536 358.

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