Nominations for the Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Now Open

The Cathaoirleach Awards are an annual initiative to acknowledge the commitment of individuals and groups who participate in unpaid community and voluntary activities and the significant impact their actions have on quality of life in their communities.

The Awards for 2020 are particularly important as we celebrate the many selfless volunteers who have supported our communities, our vulnerable, and those who have been impacted in so many ways since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to that end, we have amended the Award Categories to reflect these particular challenges of the year gone by.


  1. Nominations are now invited under the following GROUP categories at:

COVID-19 Community Response Award (1 Award per MD), Culture and Creativity Award, Environment and Natural Heritage Award, Health & Wellbeing Award, Irish Language Award, Social Inclusion Award


2. Nominations are now invited under the following INDIVIDUAL category at:

Individual Volunteer of the Year Award.  


All Nomination Forms must be submitted online and the closing date for receipt of completed Nomination Forms is Thursday 3rd June 2021.


Guidance notes and nomination forms:

Cathaoirleach Community Awards 2020 Guidance Notes English

Cathaoirleach Community Awards 2020 Guidance Notes Gaeilge

Cathaoirleach Awards – Nomination Form – Individual

Cathaoirleach Awards – Nomination Form – Community

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