A message from President Michael D. Higgins to Gaisce participants and Awardees

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A Message to Gaisce Participants and Awardees from President Michael D. Higgins

As Gaisce draws to end of its Maith Thú campaign, President Michael D. Higgins has issued a message of congratulations to Gaisce participants and Awardees who have continued with their Award through the Gaisce at Home / Gaisce sa Bhaile initiative:

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“As President of Ireland, may I congratulate all those who took part in the ‘Gaisce sa Bhaile’ programme, and all those who supported them.

Iad a thug tacaíocht leo.

By taking part, you have embraced the test that is at the heart of the Gaisce challenge: making a pact with yourself to set goals, and to pursue their achievement vigorously.

Níl sé éasca, tógann sé misneach.

This is never easy, as no noble task ever is. To do so in these testing circumstances is even more challenging, and I want to convey my congratulations to every participant who has decided to embark on this journey, and to all those who have seen the journey through to the end.

Molaim sibh. Beir beannacht.”

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