Mayor’s Awards to highlight volunteers’ contributions to city

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All of the volunteers who are nominated for a Mayor’s Award are already winners in their own right.

That’s according to the Mayor of Galway City  Cllr. Pearce Flannery who launched the 15th annual Mayor’s Awards and called on people in Galway to nominate unpaid volunteers for their work in the community in the city.

The Mayor’s Awards will again acknowledge outstanding people and organisations that, through their commitment to participating in unpaid community and voluntary activities, have had a significant impact on the quality of life of their communities in Galway City.

Nominations are invited from people in Galway City for individuals or organisations for the Mayor’s Awards . There are 9 individual Mayor’s Awards:

  • Arts, Culture, Heritage & Cúrsaí Gaeilge Award
  • Residents & Local Areas Award
  • Community Service & Social Inclusion Award
  • Older 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

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 be held in May in the Galmont Hotel Galway.

The closing date for nominations is 10th April and nomination forms are available from City Hall, the City Libraries and to download from

More details on the Mayor’s Awards are available from or by telephone at 091 536 406 .