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.

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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Less than a week until #CAW2022!

Mark your Calendar: 21-27 November 2022 🎓

Events will be happening across Ireland, and you can also get involved in your classroom.

Event information and toolkit:
https://www.collegeaware.ie/
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Gaisce joined @parkrunIE in Malahide this morning to celebrate 10 years of fitness, community and achievement in the Republic of Ireland! 🎉

Thank you to Michael, Matt, Martin and Catherine, who spoke to us about ParkRun. Only a fraction of the many inspirational stories that are connected to ParkRun. 💛

Check out the ParkRun website for more information on your local events and how to get involved: https://www.parkrun.ie/

ParkRun is a #GaisceChallengePartner. You can use Parkrun for your physical recreation (walk, jog, run) and community involvement (volunteering, organising) at all award levels! 😊

#GaisceAward #GaisceChallengePartner #ParkRun #ParkRunIreland #PhysicalRecreation #CommunityInvolvement
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@parkrunIE is celebrating 10 years of fitness, community and achievement in the Republic of Ireland! 🎉

Join us Saturday morning for an exciting run at @Malahide_Castle where the first parkrun in ROI took place. 🏃‍♀️

Info and Registration ⤵️
https://www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

ParkRun is a #GaisceChallengePartner. You can use Parkrun for your physical recreation (walk, jog, run) and community involvement (volunteering, organising) at all award levels! 😊

#GaisceAward #GaisceChallengePartner #ParkRun #ParkRunIreland #PhysicalRecreation #CommunityInvolvement
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This week we’re celebrating @maryyore’s 25 year anniversary working at Gaisce! 😄

Mary has seen Gaisce through many tweaks, fresh coats of paint and has a long list of participants and PALs that she’s helped along the way as a Development Officer 🙌🏻

Thank you for your continued dedication and hard work Mary 💛

Here's what Mary said about her #workiversary:

"10th Nov 1997 - 25 years ago, I started out on my Gaisce Journey, and what a marathon it has been!!

I feel very privileged to still enjoy and feel challenged in a job I love! That is all down to the fantastic PALs (President Award Leaders), participants and colleagues I work with and support.

A huge thank you to everyone I have met along the way, and I look forward to still meeting. It has been my absolute pleasure xx"
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⚠️ Reminder ⚠️ The deadline for applying for 'Communications Manager' closes this Sunday at Midnight!

📨 Send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@gaisce.ie.

More Info: [Link in Bio]
🔗 https://www.gaisce.ie/hiring-communications-manager/
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Did you know @parkrunie is a #GaisceChallengePartner? ✨

You can use Parkrun for your physical recreation (walk, jog, run) and community involvement (volunteering, organising) at all award levels! 🏃‍♀️

Learn more about Parkrun
👉 https://www.parkrun.ie/

If you've got involved with parkrun, we'd love to hear about your experiences - reply below 😊

#GaisceAward #GaisceChallengePartner #ParkRun #ParkRunIreland #PhysicalRecreation #CommunityInvolvement #Fitness #Wellbeing #Running #Jogging #Walking
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Did you know we have a growing list of ✔️Approved Adventure Journey Providers🏕️?

These providers are the recognised national network of adventure centres that actively support Gaisce Award participants in meeting their Adventure Journey requirements and show best practices in the field.

👀 If you're a PAL, check them out before you plan the Adventure Journey with your participants.
📝If you're an organisation or centre that supports the Adventure Journey, check out the application form - now open!

📍 Link in bio
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Thinking about starting the #GaisceGold journey or just started a few weeks?

Make sure to come along to our session tomorrow (Wednesday 2 November) and we’ll chat you through all things Gold.

We’ll do a presentation and there will be time for Q+A so you don’t have to have anything prepared, just come along!

📍Registration still open via eventbrite @ the link in bio

🗓 Wednesday 2 November @ 6pm, Zoom
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As #LáGaisce is coming to a close for the year, we'd like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved and put your story out there! It's been an incredible day, and we've loved seeing all that has been sent to us. ✨

Here is a video from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgens, to all Gaisce participants. 💛

@presidentirl #LáGaisce #YourWayYourAward
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We are proud to work with a diverse group of organisations and sectors to ensure that as many young people as possible can achieve a Gaisce Award 🙌 #LáGaisce

In this video, we get to know Céim At Chéim, a community-based probation and welfare project based in Moyross, Co. Limerick and how Gaisce fits into the programme they deliver.

Check out the work of Céim Ar Chéim on their Facebook page:
https://facebook.com/CeimArCheim/
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⏰ 1 DAY TO GO!

Tomorrow is #LáGaisce! We want everyone who has been or is currently involved in Gaisce to share your story!

🎉 Run an event/celebration at your school or organisation
🖼 Download the posters on our website for print
✍️ Tell us about your Gaisce Award - what’s your favourite memory? What did you learn? When did you do it?

Get online on Wednesday and be part of #LáGaisce, and be in with a chance to win exclusive Gaisce merch 😄

Visit our website for more: [Link in Bio]
https://www.gaisce.ie/la-gaisce/
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⏰ 2 DAYS TO GO!

We’re marking #LáGaisce on Wednesday 26 October. We want everyone, everywhere who has been or is currently involved in Gaisce to share your story!

🎉 Run an event/celebration at your school or organisation
🖼 Download the posters on our website for print
✍️ Tell us about your Gaisce Award - what’s your favourite memory? What did you learn? When did you do it?

Get online on Wednesday and be part of #LáGaisce, and be in with a chance to win exclusive Gaisce merch 😄

Visit our website for more: [link in bio]
https://www.gaisce.ie/la-gaisce/
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⏰ 3 DAYS TO GO!

We’re marking #LáGaisce on Wednesday, 26 October. We want everyone who has been or is currently involved in Gaisce to share your story!

🎉 Run an event/celebration at your school or organisation
🖼 Download the posters on our website for print
✍️ Tell us about your Gaisce Award - what’s your favourite memory? What did you learn? When did you do it?

Get online on Wednesday and be part of #LáGaisce, and be in with a chance to win exclusive Gaisce merch 😄

Visit our website for more: [link in bio]
https://www.gaisce.ie/la-gaisce/
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📢Seanad na nÓg convened on 10 November with delegates from all over the island of Ireland, as part of #Seanad100 commemorations. Delegates debated and discussed five themes selected by young people as being most important to bring before the Seanad. Inputs were as follows - you can watch the full proceedings below

The Story So Far: the process so far and the importance of youth participation – Saoirse Lloyd Louth Comhairle na nOg
Cost of student living - Tori Trower Westmeath Comhairle Na nÓg
Education for life - Gabriel Morut Gaisce - The President's Award Kildare
Access to healthcare - Caleb Pennill Comhairle Na NOg Clare Comhairle na nÓg - Clare
Social life and amenities - Meabh Hughes, Joint Award Initiative, Tyrone
Financial inequality - Christine Houghton Limerick Comhairle na nÓg

Watch proceedings⬇️
www.oireachtas.ie/en/visit-and-learn/centenaries/seanad100/seanad-na-nog/
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