Gaisce competition to remodel DIAL House with DFS and help to change lives

Calling all artistic Gaisce participants! Gaisce – The President’s Award are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Ireland’s premier sofa company, DFS, in Limerick to offer artistic Gaisce participants a very exciting chance to make a real difference to their community!

DFS are offering one Gaisce Participant based in Limerick the chance to help remodel a common area in DIAL House in Limerick this spring! The winning participant will work alongside Roisin Lafferty, an award winning interior designer and founder of the Kingston Lafferty Design group, to create a living space that will be used by residents for years to come. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert and will be an excellent addition to any portfolio or CV. It will also make a real difference to some lives!

Opened on the Ennis Road, Limerick in 2007 as part of the Novas Initiative, DIAL House is a six unit residential service which accommodates care leavers with learning disabilities (from mild to moderate), at risk of falling into the cycle of homelessness.

To enter, you must be a Gaisce participant aged 16 or over and have a great eye for detail. All you have to do is have a chat with your art or tech drawing teacher who will help you decide on a photo of one or two of your most relevant pieces of artworks or drawings to email over to us. We have a panel of judges ready to select the successful candidate.

The closing date for application is 5pm on the January 31st, 2017 with the winner attending launch events in late February.

If you have any questions around this, please give us a call on 01-6171999 and ask for Ciara or contact

Best of luck to all participants!!

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