Launch of Roscommon/Longford Division’s fifth annual Garda Youth Awards

An Garda Síochána Roscommon/Longford Division is delighted to announce the launch of the fifth annual Roscommon/Longford Garda Youth Awards, in association with Roscommon and Longford County Councils, who are sponsoring the initiative again this year.

Chairperson of the Roscommon/Longford Youth Awards Inspector David Cryan commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to nominate a young person or persons within their community, who they feel should be recognised for their contribution to their local area.

“This event recognises the outstanding contributions that young people are making in their communities on an ongoing basis”.

The Roscommon/Longford Garda Youth Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years. An Garda Síochána Roscommon/Longford, in conjunction with Roscommon and Longford County Councils, recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in these two counties.

The nomination process is now open and An Garda Síochána in Roscommon and Longford are inviting the public to nominate a young person they know who was committed to making a difference to their community during 2022.

Gardaí will be distributing nomination forms to schools, youth groups and voluntary organisations right across the counties of Roscommon and Longford via email in the coming weeks. These forms may also be requested from or may be downloaded on the Garda website and also from the Roscommon and Longford Local Authority websites.


Four categories


There are four categories to choose from:

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

Group Award – Two or more young people making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.

Special Achievement Award – Overcame 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 in.

Nomination forms can be emailed to or posted to the Community Policing Unit, Boyle Garda Station, Co. Roscommon. All nominations must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday, 31st of May 2023.