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Gaisce is the most prestigious youth award in Ireland and is a challenge to young people from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to dream big and realise their potential.

Gaisce is the most prestigious youth award in Ireland and is a challenge to young people from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to dream big and realise their potential.

Slide Find your Development
Officer and their
contact details!
A Handy Guide

Gaisce is the most prestigious youth award in Ireland and is a challenge to young people from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to dream big and realise their potential.

There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy you give, the greater the reward!

BRONZE AWARD

(participants aged 15+)

SILVER AWARD

(participants aged 16+)

GOLD AWARD

(participants aged 17+)

Your Gaisce experience is whatever you want it to be – you choose your own activities for each challenge area.
Click here for more information on the Personal Skill Challenge Area.
Click here for more information on the Physical Recreation Challenge Area.
Click here for more information on the Community Involvement Challenge Area.
Click here for more information on the Adventure Journey
Click here for more information on the Residential Project
Click here for more information on the Portfolio.
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Massive thanks to @kenanflannerymusic who provided 🎶 festival vibes 🎶 at today’s gathering at Gaisce HQ @ Ratra House before the #GaisceGoldAward ceremony ✨

🙌 Kenan is currently doing his Silver Gaisce Award!
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The next #SharedIsland dialogue is engaging with young people 16-35 years old. If you would like to participate and attend on Tuesday, please check out the link in bio!

@merrionstreet | @michealmartintd
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We’re delighted to have @sam_kell22 (He/Him) join us this evening for ‘Safe spaces to create, celebrate and grow: Using the Gaisce Award to support LGBTI+ young people in rural Ireland” @ 5pm!

Link in bio - still time to register!
Any issues, contact emily@gaisce.ie

#Bród22 #RuralLGBTIreland
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#Bloomsday #bloomsday2022 ...

How do we better support our young LGBTI+ and questioning young people in rural Ireland? A look at the Gaisce Award as a useful tool!

🎟 🌈 : Tuesday June 21st @ 5pm | In person, Portlaoise or online!

Gaisce - The President's Award has partnered with @midlandslgbt this #pridemonth to discuss how we as teachers, youth workers and volunteers can help create and maintain safe spaces and places for the young people we engage with to grow and self-develop. All are welcome.

At this event you'll hear from:
🙌 Young Gaisce Award participants who engaged in the 'LikeMinded' exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2021 - and why the Gaisce Award worked so well in supporting their development
🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈Representatives from @tenipics and @belongtoyouthservices on their supports for young people in rural Ireland
😍 Contributions from @midlandslgbt on the growing needs of young people in rural areas and how they can be addressed 📝

Sign up now at the #LinkInBio to attend in person in #Portlaoise, Co. Laois or online on Tuesday 21st June @ 5pm!

#Bród22 #Pride #PrideIreland #RuralPride #RuralLgbti #LGBTIyouth
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Do you fancy giving us a hand at Áras an Uachtaráin this month as a volunteer?

If you have a Gaisce Award or you are currently doing your Gaisce Award and you’re over 18, please drop us your details at the link in bio!

The first gig is this weekend 😍 #Volunteering #MichaelDHiggins #IrishPresident
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We talk a lot about ‘self development’ when it comes to the Gaisce Award, but as you’re doing it, it’s not always so easy to see just how much you’ve grown 🌱since you started your first challenge, on that first week, months and months ago ➡️➡️➡️.

But if you look back, on the skills you’ve taken up or honed 🎸🥾🎭🎨, the contribution you’ve made to your local area or community🚮🪴💡🤝, to the physical challenges 🚲🏃🏾‍♀️⚽️👨‍🦽you’ve overcome or kept at (even when it was hard, or you were exhausted or the weather was crap ⛈ or you had so much else on your plate) ….you’ll see that you persevered and you’ve grown a hell of a lot 📈.

That growth isn’t about being *perfect* at something by the end, it’s about having learned about yourself and what *you* like, what you enjoy, what you’re good at - along the way.

Seeing how you can make a difference when you try your hand at something or you give a helping hand to someone else.

Doing your Gaisce so far hasn’t been about competing with anyone, it hasn’t been about comparing yourself to anyone, it has been about creating yourself, bit by bit, day by day.

No one’s Gaisce is better than anyone else’s - and yet no two Awards are the same.

❤️ if you’ve recently completed a Gaisce Award, take a second to reflect on all you have achieved, and be proud of the person you are *becoming*.

#GaisceAward #SelfDevelopment #Journey #Challenges

🎨: @nikki_often [Check out her work!]
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We were sent these lovely clips by @appletree_cottage_ of bees exploring their beautiful garden and pollinator-friendly plants! ☺️

The #SeeYourBees photo competition ends tomorrow so make sure you get your entries in!! 🐝📸

@lidlireland | @allirelandpollinatorplan
#Bees #BulbsForBees #SeeYourBees #Pollinators #Flowers
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Today we say goodbye to our wonderful administrator Maria Leavy, who has worked with us for 7 years! 💛✨

We're sure that her retirement freedom will give her the time to follow her passions of travel, Man United, iconic knitting and caring for animals.. she was forever feeding foxes and squirrels in Phoenix Park outside our offices! 😄

Her good humour will be missed around Gaisce HQ. Thank you for all hard work over the years and best of luck Maria! 😍
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We want to #SeeYourBees!

While you're out and about this week, keep an eye out for 🐝 pals and take a snap - our nationwide photo competition is open until this Friday 📸

WIN:
- €1000 Lidl Voucher
- €100 Lidl Voucher
- Or, for Gaisce Participants/ PALs, €5000 towards your Gaisce Adventure Journey!
*T&C's Apply.

For more details check out the submission page:
https://www.lidl.ie/information/see-your-bees
(Link in bio!)

@gaisceaward and @lidlireland #SeeYourBees Photo Competition.
@allirelandpollinatorplan
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We are delighted to announce that Emily Wolfe, our Events and Community Officer, has won a **Community Partner Award** at @tudublin's Students Learning With Communities Awards! 😄🎉

"Emily worked with 2nd year students on the Higher Certificate in Marketing on their Marketing Planning module project".

This has been a brilliant collaboration for Gaisce and TU Dublin.

The students used Gaisce as their live brief and worked in groups to develop a detailed marketing plan. They conducted surveys and used the data to identify key information that aided their plan. They provided us with general knowledge of Gaisce, misconceptions, common social media habits, target audience and ideas on how to boost engagement and social presence.

Emily visited the class to oversee the development of the plans and offered support by providing advice and further information about our programmes. She took part in the judging panel to decide what marketing plan stood out as the most promising. Emily shared how impressed she was with the quality of work from these students and how we can implement some of their ideas moving forward.

We're super proud - well done Emily Wolfe! 💛

#GaisceAward #Awards #Marketing #Students #CommunityProject #Learning #TeamMemberSpotlight
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Massive thanks to @kenanflannerymusic who provided 🎶 festival vibes 🎶 at today’s gathering at Gaisce HQ @ Ratra House before the #GaisceGoldAward ceremony ✨

🙌 Kenan is currently doing his Silver Gaisce Award!
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Massive thanks to @kenanflannerymusic who provided 🎶 festival vibes 🎶 at today’s gathering at Gaisce HQ @ Ratra House before the #GaisceGoldAward ceremony ✨

🙌 Kenan is currently doing his Silver Gaisce Award!

5.07.22 | Áras an Uachtaráin

79 young people from across Ireland have been commended for their outstanding commitment to personal development and contribution to society at the Gaisce Gold Award ceremony today.

President Michael D Higgins (@presidentirl) delivered the Gaisce Gold Award to each recipient at a ceremony which took place at Áras an Uachtaráin – the first Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony to take place in three years.

Combined, recipients invested more than 25,000 hours in personal development and voluntary activities to achieve these awards.

At the height of Covid in 2020-2021, over 40,000 young people aged 14-25 answered the President’s call to pursue a Gaisce Award, supported by over 1,200 President’s Award Leaders in 750 organisations Nationwide.
The Gaisce Gold Award is the nation’s highest recognition of a young person’s initiative, achievement, and voluntary contribution to society.

#GaisceGoldAward #GaisceAward #Achievement
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Well done to everyone

Today the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, awarded the Gaisce Gold Award - the nation’s highest recognition of achievement to young people - to Gaisce participants at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin 🙌

#GaisceAward #PresidentOfIreland #Achievement #Community #PersonalSkill #PhysicalActivity #Adventure #TeamChallenges
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Great to see Foroige in there!! Perhaps an 💡 Siobhan Hennessy Foroige

The next #SharedIsland dialogue is engaging with young people 16-35 years old. If you would like to participate and attend on Tuesday, please check out the link in bio!

Merrionstreet | Micheál Martin
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The next #SharedIsland dialogue is engaging with young people 16-35 years old. If you would like to participate and attend on Tuesday, please check out the link in bio! 

@merrionstreet | @michealmartintd

WATCH NOW: 'Safe spaces to create, celebrate and grow' for rural LGBTI+ young people, live now!

If you are a Gaisce PAL, a parent, or a youth worker, this is for you.

🎥: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnaesggAe60&t=15s

#Bród22 #GaisceAward #RuralLGBTIreland

Midlands Lgbt+ Project | BeLonG To Youth Services | TENI - Transgender Equality Network Ireland | Jigsaw | Gaisce - The President's Award
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Well , there you go , that’s equality for you ?

SICK FUCKS! 🤮

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