An Óige Become Gaisce Challenge Partners

Gaisce – The President\’s Award are delighted to announce An Óige as our latest Challenge Partner.

Since its inception in 1931, An Óige has expanded and added hostels and franchise hostels to its network as well as losing some hostels due to wear and tear and various incidents along the way!

Now, over 85 years on, An Óige have 24 youth hostels located countrywide providing budget, good quality accommodation for travellers looking for adventure and fun.

An Óige is part of a worldwide network of national organisations belonging to the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). This entire network, known as Hostelling International, offers more than 4,000 hostels in over 90 countries.

If your organisation currently supports and involves young people to participate in a Gaisce Challenge Area, contact us at to find out how you can become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner.

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