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Cathaoirleach's Awards

Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021

Community and voluntary activism is thriving in Mayo.  It is both timely and vital that the services of the many community volunteer groups that work among us, and the valuable impact that work has on the quality of life of the citizens of County Mayo, is acknowledged publicly. 

In recognition of this, Mayo County Council has decided to launch the first Cathaoirleach’s Awards in County Mayo.

What are the Cathaoirleach’s Awards?

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards honour and celebrate the many groups that work quietly behind the scenes to make our communities stronger, more vibrant and caring, often inspiring and motivating others to become actively involved in their communities.

Unsung heroes are to be found in every town, village, street and road in County Mayo.  Of all ages and from all backgrounds, while working across diverse areas of interest, they all share one important characteristic; they give freely and generously of their time to make life better for their communities.

The public nomination process is now open.  We invite you nominate those whom you would like to be recognised for the work they do.  

The categories are:

  • Mayo Publication Award
  • Contribution to Local Heritage Awards
  • Contribution to Community Life Awards
  • Community Tourism Award
  • Environmental Awards
  • Contribution to the Arts in Mayo
  • Contribution to the Preservation and Promotion of the Irish Language
  • Contribution to Diaspora Wellbeing/Engagement
  • Cathaoirleach’s Recognition Award

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, September 17th 2021. 

See the Information & Applicant Tips booklet below for full category descriptions, criteria and submission details.







Completed Nomination Forms should be emailed to or posted to the Communications Department, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co Mayo F23 WF90 to arrive no later than Friday, September 17th 2021

Late nominations cannot be accepted. 

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