An Garda Síochána in Sligo/Leitrim is pleased to launch the  Sligo/Leitrim Garda Youth Awards 2021, in association with Sligo Credit Union.

The awards which are now in their 11th year aim to celebrate the outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years in our communities.   

Sligo/Leitrim Gardaí recognise the work and achievements by so many young people throughout Counties Sligo and Leitrim who make their communities better places

Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken:  “We are living through unprecedented and strange times. The past 14 months have been particularly challenging for us all and we are aware that so much good work has been done by young people in going above and beyond in assisting their communities. Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating someone or some group of young people you know for a Youth Achievement Award.”

Any member of the public may nominate  a young person  whom they feel deserves an award and nominations may be submitted by family members or relatives.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Individual Award – Making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.

Group Award – Group of two or more, making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.

Special Achievement Award – Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds and whose commitment deserves recognition.

Community Safety Award – Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their community a safer place to live. 

CLICK HERE for a copy of the nomination form

Nomination forms are also available at all Garda Stations throughout Sligo/Leitrim and also online on the Garda website at .

Electronic versions of the nomination form are available on request from and

Nomination forms will also be distributed by the Community Gardai in each local Garda District.

The closing date for nomination forms is Wednesday 30th June 2021 .

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