Be part of marking the journey thousands of young people take every year on the path to self-development.  

About Lá Gaisce

#LáGaisce will be marked up and down Ireland in schools, youth services, colleges and communities on Wednesday 26 October 2022! 

It’s a day to celebrate Gaisce stories from participants and Gaisce Awardees, as well as the work of the President’s Award Leaders (PALs).

Your Way: Your Award

Let’s celebrate #LáGaisce!

#LáGaisce will be held again this year and marked up and down Ireland in schools, youth services, colleges and communities on Wednesday 26 October 2022! 
 
We’re calling all past Gaisce Awardees to wear their Award pin(s) proudly on the day.  

Get involved in #LáGaisce

💡 Some ideas for Gaisce: 

  • Organise your Bronze or Silver Award ceremony for Wednesday 26th, invite a local celebrity and/or local mayor to support and address the group.  
  • A group volunteering activity: co-ordinate litter picks with the local tidy towns group, playing music for a local nursing home, a no-uniform day to raise money for your school/organisation’s charity,  
  • Make sure everyone who is interested is signed up to begin their Gaisce Award or is encouraged to begin their Silver or Gold 
  • Making baked goods to share around or to bring home later to family 
  • If you received a Gaisce Award Partner plaque and you haven’t yet affixed it to a visible wall or if you have and didn’t mark and celebrate it, make October 26th the day! 

Want to highlight a particular individual or group to us so we can shout about their incredible Gaisce journey?

Contact Síona right away! 

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Handy Resources 

Noticeboard Takeover!

You don’t have to print all of the following resources, but they are there if you would like!

Get Creative:
  • Have you a noticeboard that your Gaisce participants can take over to highlight the Gaisce Award in your school/service/club? 
  • Can you set up a table/stand in an open area at break time to chat to other students about Gaisce? Can you bring in Gaisce themed baked goods?
  • Can you use a whiteboard to write out words that relate to Gaisce – take pictures and add to #LáGaisce to be in with a chance to win merch!

(Downloadable: Click to open and save or right-click and “Save Link As”.)

Win Gaisce Merch!

SHARE, TAG & MENTION TO BE ENTERED INTO THE LÁ GAISCE COMPETITION!

Share your story with a photo or video clip, include the hashtag #LáGaisce and tag us @GaisceAward!

The winners will be identified by a member of the Gaisce team by observing social media activity throughout the day on October 26th.

The winner will be contacted online but the prize will only be sent after it is confirmed they are a current and active Gaisce participant and after they agree to receive the prize. Delivery costs will also be covered.

In so far as possible all competition prizes are sourced in the Republic of Ireland.

Who is supporting Gaisce?

We’ll be adding a feed here of what key public representatives are showing support for young people engaging in the Gaisce Award programme!

Keep an eye out and watch this space 😊

Connect and Share your Gaisce Story! 

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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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Check out this European Youth Event (#EYE2023) taking place in Strasbourg, 9-10 June 2023!

More Info ⬇️
europarl.europa.eu/ireland/en/youth-outreach/european-youth-event-2023

Financial Contribution Application ⬇️
ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/OMG_EYE2023🚨NEW OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND #EYE2023 🚨

Are you part of an active and engaged group of youth that wants to take part in EYE2023? 👁👁 Apply for a financial contribution to attend the event! 🎉

Priority will be given to young people with disabilities, from rural or remote areas and/or from a disadvantaged socio-economic background.

Check out our call 📌It is available in 24 languages 💬

➡️ epfacebook.eu/q9KQ

⌛ The deadline to apply is 20 December 2022 ‼️
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Check out this European Youth Event (#EYE2023) taking place in Strasbourg, 9-10 June 2023!

More Info ⬇️
https://europarl.europa.eu/ireland/en/youth-outreach/european-youth-event-2023

Financial Contribution Application ⬇️
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/OMG_EYE2023

📢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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