Celebration of Outstanding Young People

Garda Youth Awards

From Left to Right:
Clanns’ Conor Barnes; Katie Dunne; Ringsend Drugs Response Unit;
Ben Breslin, Marian College; Clanna Gael girls; Dylan Kelch;
Emma O’Reardon; Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre; Ringsend Girl Guides.
Photos by Gary Burke

The Garda Youth Awards 2018 was launched for the first time in the Dublin South Central in both the Aviva Stadium and Google Headquarters on Barrow Street.

There was over 100 teenagers nominated. They represented Communities covered by Garda Stations in Irishtown, Donnybrook, Pearse Street, Kevin Street and Kilmainham. Each young person was honoured and acknowledged for their positive influence in making their communities a better place to live in and presented with a Certificate. 

The Garda Youth Awards celebrates outstanding young people between 13 and 21 years of age. It recognises the good work being done by young people who through their endeavours make a difference. The Awards also acknowledge the endeavours of young people who have faced and overcome challenges in their life.There are four categories:

1. Individual Award.

2. Group Award.

3. Special achievement award.

4. Community Safety Award.

As well as many individuals nominated, there were students and participants from Ringsend College, Marian College, Enable Ireland, CBS Westland Row, Irishtown Stage School, St Patrick’s Rowing Club, Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Lansa House, Ringsend/Irishtown Community Centre, The Ringer Boxing Club, Clanna Gael, St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Talk about Youth Project, YMCA, Poolbeg Park Run, RICCYS, Ringsend and District Response to Drugs, Ringsend Community Services Forum, Ringsend and Irishtown Tidy Towns Environmental (RITTE), FAI Soccer Programme, Stella Maris Rowing Club, BADRA and Ringsend Girl Guides.

Community Garda Anthony Kelly and Derek Dempsey wish to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who participated and helped to make this a joyous and successful occasion. Any views going forward would be greatly welcomed. Please forward any suggestions or comments to Anthony.kelly@garda.ie and derek.dempsey@garda.ie