Entries Invited – Kildare Garda Youth Awards 2024

Published on October 20, 2023

Entries Invited – Kildare Garda Youth Awards 2024

The Kildare Garda Division is delighted to announce the launch of the Kildare Garda Youth Awards 2024. The awards will take place in Newbridge Town Hall in February of next year, and celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years.

Kildare Gardaí recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community throughout the county, which should be awarded.

Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live.

Categories are:

  1. One overall winner of the Kildare Garda Youth Awards.
  2. District award winners (2 from each Garda District of Kildare, Naas and Leixlip).
  3. Voluntary Group Achievement Award (open to 2 or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities).
  4. Special Achievement Award (open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances and whose commitment deserves recognition).
  5. Community Safety Award. An award focused on a crime prevention or safety initiative / innovation that has made their community a safer place to live in.

The judging panel will decide upon one nominee in each category to go forward to represent the Division at the National Garda Youth Awards, which take place in November 2024.

Nominations are now open and entry forms can be collected from your local Garda Station, downloaded from the Kildare Garda Division Facebook Page or by clicking on the link below.



Forms must be completed in full and returned by post or hand or via above link by before 8th December 2023 to one of the following;

Garda David Prendergast, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Naas Garda Station

Garda Audrey Sheridan, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Leixlip Garda Station

Garda Mick Donlon, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Monasterevin Garda Station

Garda Kevin Fahey, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Athy Garda Station