Would you like to challenge yourself while having fun and making new friends?

  • Gaisce – The President’s Award is the most prestigious youth award in Ireland and is a challenge to you from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to dream big and realise your potential.
  • Your Gaisce experience is whatever you want it to be – you choose your own activities for each challenge area: Develop a Skill. Help your Community. Get Active. Go on an Adventure!
  • Gaisce provides a structured approach to measuring and recognising your personal development. It’s not about the additional work but more the additional value Gaisce adds to your life.
  • Gaisce is not a competition, just an opportunity to push yourself to achieve your goals. Take the first step on your Gaisce journey, visit www.gaisce.ie to get started.”
  • To achieve a Gaisce Award, you take part in activities for at least one hour a week in each of the three challenge areas: Personal Skill, Community Involvement and Physical Recreation.
  • Participants must also undertake an Adventure Journey. Gold participants are required to complete an additional Residential Project and Portfolio.

How Gaisce – The President’s Award Programme Works

Image to breakdown the timing and challenge areas involved in Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards


• If you already have a Bronze Award, there is no need to do an additional 26 weeks at Silver.

• If you already have a Silver Award, there is no need to do an additional 26 weeks at Gold.

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