Munster Young People Honoured in Silver Award Ceremony

Over seventy young people from Munster will be presented with Gaisce Silver Awards  at a special ceremony in The Aula Maxima, University College Cork on Tuesday 25th November at 7.30pm.

The Awards will be presented by the renowned GAA ALL-STAR and All Ireland Camogie player ORLA COTTER.

The Chief Executive of Gaisce – The President\’s Award, Yvonne McKenna will preside.

Gaisce – The President\’s Award is Ireland’s national challenge Award from the President of Ireland to young adults aged 15 to 25. This Silver Award ceremony follows the Gaisce Gold Awards which were presented recently by President Higgins in Dublin Castle.

The Gaisce Awards are presented for participation in Community Work, Physical Recreation, Personal Skills Development and Adventurous Pursuits. A Bronze Award takes 6 months to complete, a Silver 12 months and a Gold 18 months.The Award programme which was established by the government in 1985 is non competitive in that each participant who sets and achieves their own personal goals automatically merits their Award.

Currently over 20,000 young people apply each year and over 300,000 have participated in the Gaisce programme since 1985.

The Award operates in schools, colleges, youth organisations, the prisons, young traveller and special needs groups and with employers.

This years Munster Awardees come from Cork, Kerry, Limerick,Tipperary and Waterford.

For more information:
John T. Murphy

We\’ll have photos from the ceremony available in the coming days, so check back soon to see them!

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