“Through this award, I have overcome many challenges. Through my physical skill, as well as competing in many cycling sportives across the country, I finally learned how to swim, something which I had always been afraid of doing”

Emma McKinley – President’s Award Leader and Gaisce Gold Awardee


Time Requirements

With exception to the Adventure Journey, each challenge area requires a minimum participation of 1 hour per week for 52 weeks.

The Adventure Journey takes place over a minimum of 4 days and 3 nights. The Residential Project takes place over a minimum of 5 days and 4 nights – see below for details.

Silver Awardees

If you have completed a Silver Award, you just need to fulfil the requirements above, and so your Gold Award will take at least 52 weeks to complete.

Participants without a Silver Award

If you haven’t completed a Silver Award, an additional 26 weeks must completed in one challenge area of your choice. This could be an activity you really enjoyed, or an activity in which you feel you still have room for improvement. As a result, it will take at least 78 weeks to complete your Gold Award, however everyone is free to complete the award at their own pace.

The application fee for the Gold Award is €25.

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