Silver Surfer Awards 2017

Age Action together with new sponsor open eir are making waves to find Ireland’s top Silver Surfers. The awards celebrate and showcase older peoples’ use of the internet and technology as well as the volunteers who teach these skills. 


This year they are looking for enthusiastic older people who have an interesting story to share about how they use their computer and the internet and who will become a role model to inspire more older people to embrace technology.

They are calling on people across Ireland to nominate a friend, neighbour or relative who uses technology for pleasure or as a way to enhance the quality of their life. 

The awards will be presented by broadcaster Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy on Tuesday 28 March at The eir Building, 1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road, Dublin 8.

This is the eighth year of the awards and there are five award categories as follows:

New to IT Award
An older person who is new to technology and has overcome challenges to become an IT user

Hobbies on the Net Award
An older person who uses the Internet to pursue their passion or hobby or who uses IT for communication and social networking

IT Tutor(s) of the Year
An individual volunteer or group of volunteers of any age who tutor older learners

Silver Surfer Award
An older person who embraces the Internet or technology with a sense of fun and adventure

Golden IT Award
An individual over the age of 80 who uses technology to enhance their life

The public can nominate someone for an award by filling in a form online at or by phoning Anne-Marie in Age Action on 01 475 6989.