Mayor's Awards

  • What are the Mayors Awards?

    The annual Galway City Council Mayor’s Awards are now open for nominations and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding individuals and groups for their commitment and participation in voluntary activities, benefiting the many diverse communities throughout the City.

    Each year nominations are sought under various categories e.g.

    • Arts, Culture, Heritage & Cúrsaí Gaeilge Award
    • Residents & Local Areas Award
    • Community Service & Social Inclusion Award (Individual Award & Group Award)
    • Older Person Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Children and Youth Support Award
    • Young Volunteer of the Year
    • Environmental Sustainability Award
    • The Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year Award

    Mayor's Awards: Brochure [English] (PDF, 170 kb)

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  • When do they take place?

    The Awards ceremony which will take place on Tuesday evening, 24th May 2022 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway City and as always promises to be a great evening for all. 

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  • Who can be nominated for a Mayors Awards?

    Nominations are invited from people resident in Galway for individuals or groups who are involved in voluntary activity which takes place in the city in one of the following categories, reflecting the different facets of volunteering:

    • Arts, Culture, Heritage & Cúrsaí Gaeilge Award
    • Residents & Local Areas Award
    • Community Service & Social Inclusion Award (Individual Award & Group Award)
    • Older Person Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Children and Youth Support Award
    • Young Volunteer of the Year
    • Environmental Sustainability Award
    • The Galway City Council Volunteer of the Year Award

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  • How do I nominate someone?

    You need to complete an Online Nomination Form in respect of your nominee.

    Nominators are usually asked to outline the following in relation to the nominee:

    • The nominees activities and their achievements and contributions in these activities
    • The difference the nominee has made in the community
    • The reasons why the nominee deserves the Award

    Once the Mayors Awards are launched (usually in January of each year) nomination forms are available from Galway City Council offices, library branches and resources centres within the city.

    In addition the nomination form is available online on the Galway City Council website page.

    Mayor's Awards Nomination Form

    Please ensure that you complete the Online Nomination Form by the closing date of Friday, 1st April 2022, as forms received after the closing date cannot be considered.

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  • What do winners receive?

    Each of the Award winners will receive a specially commissioned trophy and a payment of €500. All nominees will be presented with an individually designed Mayoral Certificate at the Awards ceremony which will take place on Tuesday evening, 24th May 2022 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway City and as always promises to be a great evening for all.

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