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Gaisce Says Goodbye to Chairperson John Cunningham

The team at Gaisce – The President’s Award today said a fond farewell to John Cunningham. John, who has been [...]

FIT (Fastrack Into Information Technology) ‘Choose Tech’ Programme Information Webinar

Calling all Gaisce PALs!  Our Challenge Partner FIT (Fastrack Into Information Technology) is hosting an information webinar on Wednesday 22nd [...]

Gold Participant Meet Up Event

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Four Gaisce Awardees from Prosper Meath Receive Their Bronze Awards

Gaisce – The President’s Award was proud to host four fantastic young people and their families along with their two [...]

Going For Gold – Gaisce Gold Award Information Session

Learn about the Gold Award and its requirements. Get support and your questions answered to help you achieve your Gold [...]

Chris Moloney Appointed Gaisce’s Business Support Administrator

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Moloney to the position of Business Support [...]

Gaisce Spring 2024 E-Zine

Welcome to the Spring 2024 E-Zine from Gaisce – The President’s Award, with all the details about what’s been happening [...]

Expressions of Interest in Chairperson of the Gaisce Council

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise [...]

Launch of ‘Breath of Fresh Éire’ – Art Collaboration Between Gaisce, Oberstown and An Garda Síochána Balbriggan

Breath of Fresh Éire, a ground-breaking art collaboration between Gaisce – The President’s Award, Oberstown Children Detention Campus and An [...]

Think Global, Act Local – Global Citizenship Action Through The Gaisce Award

Think Global, Act Local is an important event for our ongoing commitment to promoting global citizenship action through the Gaisce [...]

Two Gaisce Awardees from CBS James’s Street Receive Their Bronze Awards

On March 7th , 2024, Gaisce – The President’s Award was delighted to have the opportunity to present awards to [...]

Gaisce – The President’s Award Awarded Triple Lock Membership by the Charities Institute Ireland

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce that the organisation has been awarded the Triple Lock Standard by [...]

Aoife Prendergast, Anna-Marie Turley and Orla Leahy join Gaisce’s Council

At the end of January, Aoife Prendergast and Anna-Marie Turley joined Gaisce's Council, and now, in March, Orla Leahy has also become a [...]

Joy Winston appointed Development Officer for North Dublin and Wicklow

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce the appointment of Joy Winston to the position of Development Officer [...]

Gaisce Award Ceremony held at the Department of Justice

On February 27th 2024, the 2nd Youth Justice Gaisce Ceremony was held in the Department of Justice. Minister of State [...]

Scouting Ireland and Gaisce Announce New Registration System for Participants

Scouting Ireland and Gaisce – The President’s Award is launching a new system for the registration and completion of the [...]

International Women’s Day 2024 – Message from Avril Ryan

To mark International Women’s Day 2024, CEO of Gaisce – The President’s Award, Avril Ryan, has shared a special message:  [...]

Latisha McCrudden’s Gaisce Bronze and Silver Experience | Gaisce Stories

Check out Latisha's Gaisce Stories video: Today, March 1st, 2024, Ireland celebrates Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day which marks the anniversary [...]

Gaisce’s Defence Forces Challenge – Applications Open!

Are you looking for an adventure? The Gaisce - The President’s Award Defence Forces Challenge could be for you!  We're [...]

We’re Hiring! Project Officer (Full-Time)

Don't miss this opportunity to join the Gaisce - The President's Award team! We're looking for our next Project Officer [...]

PAL Appreciation Awards Ceremony 2024

On Saturday 27th January 2024 in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, we were honoured to recognise our hard-working President Award Leaders [...]

Three Gaisce Awardees from Stewarts Care Ballyfermot receive their Silver Awards

We hosted an award ceremony for three fantastic young people from Stewarts Care, Ballyfermot Hub at Gaisce's office, Ratra House [...]

Gaisce’s Winter E-Zine 23/24

Check out our Winter E-Zine, packed with exciting content! Inside you will find: Welcome Message Dates for Your Diary Gold [...]

Eve O’Brien appointed Gaisce’s Learning Manager!

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce the appointment of Eve O’Brien to the position of Learning Manager [...]

Gaisce – The President’s Award Is Proud To Support Citywise Education To Eradicate Educational Inequality In Ireland

Adam Donovan of Citywise Education is Gaisce-The President's Awards representative on the Shared Island Youth Forum. Adam shares his experiences [...]

Celebrating Seven Gaisce Awardees from Ukrainian Action in Ireland

On Saturday 2nd December 2023, we were honoured to be joined by seven young people from Ukrainian Action in Ireland; [...]

Gaisce – The President’s Award announce appointments to Leadership Team

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce new appointments to the Leadership Team of the organisation. Karol Quinn [...]

Gaisce CEO and Council Member Attend Irish Girl Guides Headquarters Launch

In celebration of the launch of the Irish Girl Guides new headquarters, Gaisce's CEO Avril Ryan and Gaisce Council Member [...]

Gaisce Announces Important New Partnership With Department Of Justice

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the Department of Justice.  Starting in [...]

Celebrating Lá Gaisce 2023

Lá Gaisce, our annual celebration of all things Gaisce, takes place on Wednesday 25th October, and we want everyone to [...]

Gaisce Participants Tell Their Story

Earlier in October, we met with a few Gaisce Participants who were excited to share their Gaisce Story. Trying new [...]

Autumn 2023 E-Zine

At the start of Autumn, we released Gaisce’s Autumn E-Zine! A quarterly newsletter that outlines Gaisce’s latest updates. In this [...]

Join parkrun’s Gaisce Challenge Weekend!

Gaisce – The President’s Award is celebrating Lá Gaisce with our Challenge Partner parkrun this October bank holiday weekend (Saturday [...]

Gaisce Glas: Global Citizenship Project Opportunity

Gaisce is seeking expressions of interest from President Award Leaders across the country who would like to take part in [...]

Avril Ryan Appointed CEO of Gaisce – The President’s Award

Gaisce – Gradam an Uachtaráin – The President’s Award, Ireland's national non-formal education youth award, has announced the appointment of [...]

PAL Spotlight – Helen Farrell | Gaisce Stories

PAL Spotlight - Helen Farrell Gaisce Stories' PAL Spotlight is an opportunity to promote the work and voice of our [...]

PAL Spotlight – Frieda Bent | Gaisce Stories

PAL Spotlight is an opportunity to promote the work and voice of our President’s Award Leaders!

Gaisce Awardees visit Houses of the Oireachtas for International Women’s Day event | Gaisce Stories

Gaisce Awardees visit Houses of Oireachtas for International Women’s Day

Gaisce Spring E-Zine Out Now!

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Sarah Malone’s Bronze Gaisce Award Journey | Gaisce Stories

Sarah Malone’s Bronze Gaisce Award Journey

Pobalscoil Neasáin in Portugal – Gold Adventure Journey | Gaisce Stories

Pobalscoil Neasáin in Portugal – Gold Adventure Journey

The Big School Sleepover – Tullamore College Adventure Journey | Gaisce Stories

Equal Access for All: Keeping the Adventure Journey Costs Down In April last year, Tullamore College students undertook their Gaisce [...]

European Parliament Competition Winners – Terence MacSwiney Community College

Video Submission Gaisce, in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland is delighted to announce that Terence MacSwiney [...]

European Parliament Competition 2023

WIN A TRIP TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG WITH YOUR PARTICIPANTS! Gaisce, in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison [...]

A message from outgoing Gaisce Award CEO, Yvonne McKenna

Gaisce - The President’s Award wish to sincerely thank Yvonne McKenna for her tenure as CEO over the last 8 [...]

Gaisce Award now available to 2nd Year Secondary School Students!

Do Gaisce in 2nd Year! Gaisce -The President’s Award is now firmly recognised as an integral part of senior cycle [...]

Eight Young People Awarded Gaisce Medals at Limerick’s Hunt Museum

29th August 2022  - Gaisce – The President’s Award celebrated 8 special young people achieving their Award at a ceremony [...]

Gaisce Online (GO) is live!

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new online system, Gaisce Online (GO). Thank you for your patience while […]

Christmas comes early for Gaisce thanks to Youth Work Ireland Louth

Christmas came early at Gaisce – The President’s Award after members of Youth Work Ireland Louth gifted a handcrafted ‘Just [...]

Susie Spratt joins Gaisce as Project Manager of Wavelength

Susie Spratt has joined Gaisce – The President\’s Award as Project Manager of  Wavelength. Susie has a long-term commitment to […]

“Despite often coming from difficult backgrounds, young people can achieve so much” – The Gaisce Award at Oberstown

The hard work and determination of young people at Oberstown Children Detention Campus came to fruition at a presentation held on campus [...]

Karol Quinn joins Gaisce as Learning and Evaluation Programme Manager

Born and raised in Charleville, Co. Cork, Karol Quinn has joined Gaisce – The President’s Award as Learning and Evaluation […]

Gaisce – The President’s Award appoint Joy Winston to admin team

Joy Winston has joined  the administration team at Gaisce – The President’s Award. A Dublin native, Joy joins the team […]

Teachtaireacht ón Uachtarán Micheál D. Ó hUiginn

Ba mhaith liom an deis seo a thapú chun buíochas a ghabháil le Gaisce as an tionscnamh tábhachtach BulbsforBees a […]

Gaisce partners with ECO-UNESCO on Youth Climate Justice Challenge

A consortium of five youth organisations, led by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation is launching the second #YouthClimateJusticeChallenge, with partners Gaisce-The President’s […]

Gaisce – The President’s Award : Seo gairm don phobal bleib a chur chun ár mbeacha a chosaint

Mar cheiliúradh ar 35 bliain de Gaisce – Gradam an Uachtaráin, tá an eagraíocht ag moladh do dhaoine óga ar fud […]

Gaisce announces FIT’s Choose Tech programme as new Challenge Partner

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce that FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) has officially become a Gaisce Challenge Partner.  Challenge Partners support […]

Galway native joins Gaisce – The President’s Award as Youth Justice Project Officer

Born in Co. Galway, Karen Dervan is a graduate of NUI Cork and the University of Limerick, where she studied Music, English and […]

Gaisce appoint new Community & Events Officer

Gaisce – The President’s Award has appointed Emily Wolfe as their new Community & Events Officer. Emily hails from England, […]

Gaisce Participants Contribute To Conference On The Future Of Europe

Gaisce Gold participants took part in an online discussion today with Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD as part […]

Gaisce – The President’s Award Acknowledges Passing Of Duke Of Edinburgh

09.04.21, 2pm We are saddened to hear of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, who founded the Duke of […]

Gaisce Announce New Public Affairs And Communications Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Síona Cahill in a new position heading up Public Affairs and Communications. […]

The Power Of Storytelling To Break Barriers: Youth In University And Mountjoy Prison’s Progression Unit Achieve Gaisce – The President’s Award, Together

The ‘Story Exchange Project’ is the first initiative of its kind in Ireland involving a unique collaboration between Mountjoy Prison’s [...]

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS: Gaisce are delighted to be hosting a series of events to support PALs and Participants during this time. […]

Lá Gaisce 2020

This Wednesday October 21st, 2020 we are calling people across Ireland to stand with young people. Young people in their [...]

Completion Allowances for pre-September 2020 Bronze Award and Silver Award Participants

Below you’ll find details of completion allowances for Bronze Award and Silver Award participants who commenced their award between September […]

Expressions of Interest in Membership of the Gaisce Council

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for one immediate vacancy on the Council […]

GAISCE ONLINE GOLD AWARD RESIDENTIAL PROJECT 2020 ‘Together but Apart’

  Gaisce are delighted to announce an Online 5 Day Gold Award Residential Project. Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, [...]

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

https://youtu.be/HOEXdpH0KB8 On Wednesday 10th June 2020, President Michael D. Higgins issued a video message to Gaisce Awardees to congratulate them [...]

Gaisce says ‘Maith Thú’ to Young People throughout Ireland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRePyl2noM4&feature=youtu.be Gaisce – The President’s Award today launched its ‘Maith Thú’ campaign to commend young people for their resilience through [...]

“I think the biggest thing we all probably miss is our freedom”.

Gaisce participant Orla Leahy from Cork is no stranger to challenges having completed her Bronze and Silver Awards. She's currently [...]

Gaisce At Home – Gaisce Sa Bhaile

Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Measures Young people can answer Ireland’s call too!  Updated 15th April 2020 As many young [...]

Gaisce -The President’s Award Statement on COVID-19

Update 8th May 2020 Gaisce - The President Award are following Government directions and will be working remotely as far [...]

Gaisce – The President’s Award launches ‘Gaisce at Home’

Gaisce – The President’s Award has today launched ‘Gaisce at Home’/ ‘Gaisce sa Bhaile’. The campaign encourages young people, precisely [...]

Creative exhibition celebrates first year of Gaisce LikeMinded project

Gaisce – The President’s Award held a creative exhibition to celebrate the first year of its LikeMinded project on Thursday [...]

Gaisce and Volunteer Ireland Partnership

Their Role is to support young adults over 18 to earn their Award in their own local community. The Great […]

ADVENTURE JOURNEY: New Information Requirements from PALs

The questionnaire will need to be completed in order to dispatch medals for Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels. The […]

Gaisce Story – Gaisce Awardee Aoife Buckley

“My Gold Award experience was challenging yet rewarding and has been a life changing experience for me.” Gaisce Gold Awardee [...]

PAL Essential Information 2020

Gaisce would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our President’s Award Leaders for their dedication to supporting […]

Gaisce Story – Gaisce Awardee Jack Doyle

“It gave me a sense of self pride and achievement.” Gaisce Gold Awardee Jack Doyle achieved his Gold Award in [...]

Gaisce Story – Gaisce Awardee Julie Reddan

“For me it was life changing." Gaisce Awardee Julie Reddan achieved her Gold Award in 2019 with Borrisokane Community College, [...]

77 Inspirational Young People honoured by President Michael D. Higgins at Gaisce Gold Ceremony

On Wednesday 4th December, more than 30,000 hours of commitment and dedication by young people was recognised at a special […]

Gaisce Story – PAL Lorraine Mellerick

Lorraine with fellow President's Award Leader Ms. Brosnan. President’s Award Leader Lorraine Mellerick has been involved in Gaisce since 2018 [...]

28 President’s Award Leaders from all over Ireland celebrated at Gaisce’s Civic Merit Awards Ceremony

  On Saturday 16th November 2019, Gaisce – The President’s Award held a special Civic Merit Award Ceremony, in recognition […]

148 young people from all over Ireland celebrated at Gaisce’s Silver Awards Ceremony

  On Thursday evening 7th November, Gaisce – The President’s Award held one of its largest ever Silver Award Ceremonies […]

Gaisce Story – Gaisce Awardee and PAL – Matthew McNulty

  Gaisce Awardee and President’s Award Leader Matthew McNulty achieved both his Gold Award and attained PAL status in 2018 […]

Gaisce Story – PAL Rachel Hughes

Rachel Hughes’ awardees receiving their Gaisce Awards at the Cuskinny Court Outdoor Education Centre. They were members of The Apache […]

60 young people from Munster celebrated at Gaisce Award Ceremony in Cork

On Tuesday 22nd October 2019, Gaisce – The President’s Award held a special ceremony in Cork to celebrate the achievements […]

The Joint Award Initiative Partners with Ulster GAA

  The Joint Award Initiative – Gaisce – The President’s Award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and The Duke of […]

Upcoming Award Ceremonies and Going for Gold

  Below are the dates of our upcoming ceremonies in Autumn and Winter 2019, along with our \’Going for Gold\’ […]

Lá Gaisce 2019

The first ever Lá Gaisce will take place this year on 9th October to celebrate our growing Gaisce Community. As […]

Things to remember for PALs

Participant Registration: Participants must register for their Gaisce award before undertaking any Gaisce activities. Gaisce activities will not be backdated […]

Gold Award Portfolio Deadline for this year’s Gold Ceremony – 1st October

Congratulations to all Gaisce Gold participants who have reached the final stages of their Gaisce Journey!  The submission deadline for […]

Engagement Day – 14th September

This September, Gaisce are launching our new Gaisce Youth Leaders. Do you know past participants looking for volunteer opportunities or […]

European Week of Sport and Physical Activity – 23rd-30th September

Do you have participants who are looking for ideas for their Physical Recreation activity? The 2019 European Week of Sport […]

Wavelength September Update

Wavelength aims to ensure young people aged 18-25 who are seeking asylum or have refugee status in Ireland have the […]

Win a trip to the European Parliament in January 2020

Gaisce, in partnership with Euroscola, is offering Gaisce participants in DEIS schools a fantastic opportunity to travel to Strasbourg in […]

Record number of young people achieve Gaisce Awards in 2018

9th July 2018: Gaisce – the President’s Award today launched a new Impact Report illustrating the activity of the organisation […]

“Being an immigrant did not affect my Gaisce goals”- Gaisce Gold Participant Tracey Sefu Zinyama

Tracey pictured with her Gaisce Silver Award which she received last October.   To mark World Refugee Day we asked […]

President appoints Mr. Philly McMahon to the Council of Gaisce – The President’s Award

  President Michael D. Higgins today, 12th June 2019, has appointed Mr. Philly McMahon to the Council of Gaisce – […]

“I was given the opportunity to step outside my comfort zone“ – Gaisce Gold Award Holder Lucy McGill

Gaisce Gold Award Holder Lucy McGill from Dublin receiving her Gold Award from President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony […]

Gaisce Gold participant Lorcan Tuohy-Donnelly interview

  Lorcan Tuohy-Donnelly, is currently doing a Gold Award in Borrisokane Community College, Tipperary with the support of his PAL […]

Gaisce are seeking Volunteers for Garden Parties at Áras an Uachtaráin

Would you like to be an event volunteer at one of  Áras an Uachtaráin’s Garden Parties this June? We are […]

Young people’s achievements celebrated at Gaisce Silver Awards

Gaisce – The President’s Award held two special Silver Award ceremonies last week to celebrate the achievements of 69 young […]

Going for Gold Limerick 30th April

Interested in undertaking the Gaisce Gold Award? Not sure what a Residential project is? Want to meet fellow Gaisce participants […]

Gaisce Participants Recognised by Pramerica Spirit of the Community Awards

“Going for the Gold Gaisce Award is huge for me” – Gaisce Participant Lorcan Tuohy Donnelly, Borrisokane Community College Nine […]

Silver Award Ceremony dates for Spring 2019

  Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce the dates & locations for Spring Silver Award ceremonies: 6.30pm […]

PAL Essential Information 2019

Gaisce would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our President\’s Award Leaders for their dedication to supporting […]

Gaisce launches ‘Wavelength’ – a new nationwide integration project with the generous support of The Coca Cola Foundation

Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton TD joined Gaisce and Coca-Cola Ireland to launch Wavelength, Gaisce’s […]

Gaisce seeks Youth Programme Facilitator for LikeMinded

Gaisce – The President’s Award are seeking an enthusiastic facilitator to convene 13 peer led meet ups with young people […]

LikeMinded – LGBTI+ youth programme – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

  Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to invite applications for LikeMinded, an exciting new LGBTI+ youth programme commencing […]

Record number of Inspirational Young People Honoured By President Michael D. Higgins

Monday 10th December 2018, saw more than 36,000 hours of commitment and dedication culminate at a special awards ceremony in […]

Brand new project position with Gaisce – The President’s Award

GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION   Position: Project Manager Reporting to: Operations and Development Manager Contract: Fixed-term […]

Gaisce announces Euroscola competition winner!

Gaisce, with support from the EU Parliament Office, is delighted to announce that Gaisce participants from Colaiste Nano Nagle in […]

GAISCE AND FORÓIGE SEEK YOUNG PEOPLE FOR SILVER GAISCE CLUB IN WICKLOW TOWN

Gaisce – The President’s Award together with Foróige are seeking young people for a brand new and unique type of […]

Gaisce Enters Charity Impact Awards 2018

https://youtu.be/TRliG6Je2b8 Gaisce is delighted to be involved in the Charity Impact Awards 2018 for medium sized organisations. This award celebrates […]

Gaisce and Foróige are seeking adult volunteers and young people for NEW Gaisce Silver Club in Wicklow Town

Gaisce – The President’s Award together with Foróige are seeking volunteer leaders and new members for a brand new and […]

Achievements of young people from across Ireland celebrated at Gaisce Silver Award Ceremonies

Gaisce held two Silver Award Ceremonies in October 2018 to celebrate the achievements of young people from across Ireland. Over […]

Gaisce/ Red FM Internship Programme

Red FM, Cork’s Hit Music Station, has partnered with Gaisce – The President’s Award to offer one lucky Gaisce participant […]

Gaisce are seeking a Governance and Administration Officer

GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION Position: Governance and Administration Officer Reporting to: The Office Manager Contract: Initial […]

Gaisce partner holds first ever National Walking Day

Our Challenge Partner, Get Ireland Walking, will hold its first ever National Walking Day on Sunday 30th September as part […]

Gaisce are seeking a Development Officer

  GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION  Position: Development Officer Reporting to: Operations and Development Manager Contract: Fixed-term […]

Going for Gold workshop for Gold participants and PALs – book now!

Following on from our 2 events in Spring 2018 we are delighted to present another ‘Going for Gold’ information session […]

Gaisce adventure journey planning workshop – book now!

Registration is now open for the Gaisce adventure journey planning workshop. This brand new support for participants and PALs will […]

Silver Award Ceremonies – book now!

Gaisce Silver ceremonies will take place on: Wednesday 10th October 2018 in UCC Tuesday 16th October 2018 in The Helix, […]

Essential PAL Information 2018

Participant Registration: Participants must register for their Gaisce award before undertaking any Gaisce activities. Gaisce activities will not be backdated […]

Gaisce is delighted to partner with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation’s ‘Flag Day’

  Gaisce is delighted to partner with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation’s ‘Flag Day’. Gaisce Bronze participants in TY can […]

Gaisce partners with the GAA Future Leaders Transition Year Programme

Gaisce are delighted to be partnering with the GAA Future Leaders Transition Year Programme, a cross-curricular programme comprising of a […]

Gaisce – The President’s Award and parkrun Ireland announce Partnership

On Monday the 3rd September, 2018, Gaisce, The President’s Award and parkrun Ireland announced their partnership which will see parkrun […]

Travel to Strasbourg with your Gaisce participants in January 2019

Gaisce, in partnership with the European Union Parliament Information Office, is offering Gaisce participants in DEIS schools a fantastic opportunity […]

Cross-border Gold Award Residential a great success

Gaisce and the Joint Award Initiative/Duke of Edinburgh Award NI were delighted to partner on a Gold Award Residential taking place […]

Going For Gold – Workshop For Gold Participants And PALs

Following on from our 2 events in Spring 2018 we are delighted to present another ‘Going for Gold’ information session […]

Gaisce Adventure Journey Preparation Training

GAISCE Adventure Journey Preparation Training will take place in Gaisce HQ, Ratra House, Phoenix Park on November 10th from 9.30am […]

Ranelagh Gaels GAA partner with Gaisce

Gaisce are delighted to announce that Dublin 6 based GAA club Ranelagh Gaels have partnered with Gaisce to help its […]

Gaisce partners with Dublin International Film Festival

Gaisce, along with the Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF), are delighted to announce an exciting, dynamic new partnership. The DIFF […]

EPA support Gaisce Residential Project

Gaisce are delighted to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency have decided to sponsor their Joint Award Initiative Residential which […]

Brian O’ Mahony Gold Video

Last year Brian O’ Mahony visited Uganda for seven weeks. Packing his gear Brian travelled alone, meeting fellow kayakers along […]

Annie Carr Gold Interview

Annie Carr is a student at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), is the current President of the college’s Gaisce society […]

Kinsale OEC and Gaisce partnership a huge success

Last week Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre and Gaisce came together to celebrate the achievements of six Bronze Awardees. The Awardees […]

PAL Interview – Dave Sheridan

Dave Sheridan is a youth worker based in the Ballymun Regional Youth Resource (RECO) and has been a PAL with […]

Gaisce are seeking an Events and Engagement Officer

GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION  Position: Events and Engagement Officer Reporting to: Marketing and Communications Manager Contract: […]

Gaisce are seeking a Marketing & Communications Officer

Marketing and Communications Officer  GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT‘S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION  Position:                    Marketing and Communications Officer Reporting to: […]

Amy Barrett hits right notes with Gaisce

Amy Barrett, through getting involved with Gaisce, recently released her first single title ‘Emilio’. Amy chose recording as part of […]

Gaisce Partner with UCD & RCSI on sugar tax

Gaisce are delighted to announce a new partnership with University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. […]

Kate Kelly Gold Interview

Kate Kelly is a Gaisce Ambassador who last summer represented Gaisce at the international Gold Event, she says, “I got […]

Gaisce Gold Awardees sets up Voluntary Project

Evelyn Dore is from Tralee and is a Gaisce Gold Awardee who recently set up her own volunteer project called […]

Exciting Opportunity to Volunteer at The President’s Garden Parties

We are looking for friendly and outgoing Gaisce Participants, and Awardees, who would like to assist the President of Ireland, […]

Gaisce Partner with X-HALE for youth groups

Gaisce are delighted to announce a new partnership with X-HALE. X-HALE is an Irish Cancer Society initiative which partners with […]

Saoirse Hughes Silver Interview

Saoirse Hughes is doing her Gaisce Silver Award and has almost completed her journey. As part of her Silver Award […]

Exciting Gold Award Residential Opportunity

Gaisce and the Joint Award Initiative/Duke of Edinburgh’s Award NI are delighted to partner on a Gold Award Residential taking […]

DEIS schools can visit Strasbourg with Gaisce

The EU Parliament Information Office in Dublin are delighted to be offering their Euroscola Programme to DEIS schools who currently […]

Eimear Quinn Gold Interview

Eimear Quinn is currently working towards her Gaisce Gold Award and is a third year nursing student studying at DCU. […]

John Cunningham announced as Chair of Gaisce Council

Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today announced the appointment of Mr. John Cunningham as the new […]

Going for Gold Information Evening-Cork

We are delighted to announce that Gaisce will be holding a Gold Award Information session on Thursday the 10th of […]

Gaisce are seeking a Youth Justice Development Officer

GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION  Position: Youth Justice Development Officer Reporting to: Operations and Development Manager Contract: […]

PAL Interview – Barry Caulfield

This Easter President Award Leader Barry Caulfield will walk the Camino with eight students as part of their Gold Award […]

PAL Interview – Deirdre Coyle

Deirdre Coyle has been a PAL with Gaisce for over 15 years and firmly believes the programme plays a huge […]

Gaisce and Foróige seek volunteers for new clubs

      Gaisce – The President’s Award together with Foróige are seeking volunteer leaders for a brand new and […]

Read Aoife’s Gold Adventure Story

When Aoife started out on her Gold Gaisce journey she never imagined finding herself on a boat with 40 strangers […]

Going for Gold Information Evening

We are delighted to announce that Gaisce will be holding an information session on Tuesday March 13th for President Award […]

Join the Gaisce Team! We are seeking to recruit an Administrator.

Administrator Job Description-2018   Job Title: Administrator Reporting To: The Office Manager Hours: 28 hrs per week Salary: Pro rata […]

Speech by President Michael D. Higgins at the 2017 Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony

Speech by President Michael D. Higgins, At the 2017 Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony Dublin Castle Wednesday,6th December, 2017   Dear […]

The No Name Club becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

The No Name Club enables young people to organise and enjoy positive alternatives to alcohol and drug centered activities and […]

Tall Ships Residential Opportunity with the Atlantic Youth Trust

The Atlantic Youth Trust has teamed up with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Gaisce – The President’s Award to […]

Exciting New Role at Gaisce – The President’s Award: Marketing Manager

  GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD / JOB SPECIFICATION Position: Marketing Manager Reporting to: The CEO Contract: Fixed-term position for […]

Gaisce Adventure Journey Supervisor Course

Planning for a Gaisce Adventure Journey? Are you unsure what is involved in helping Gaisce Award participants with their Adventure […]

Gaisce Council Update

Thank you to everyone who applied to join the Gaisce Council. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have confirmed […]

YouthBank Ireland Become Gaisce Challenge Partners

Gaisce is delighted to welcome YouthBank Ireland on board as a Challenge Partner.  YouthBank Ireland is based on the simple […]

Arch Clubs Become Gaisce Challenge Partners

Gaisce is delighted to welcome Arch Clubs on board as an official Challenge Partner.  The National Federation of Arch Clubs […]

Gaisce is delighted to welcome Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Leisure Services an official Gaisce Challenge Partner.

  Gaisce is delighted to welcome DLR Leisure as an official Gaisce Challenge Partner.   DLR Leisure was established in […]

My Gold Gaisce Adventure Journey – By Clodagh Nic Ghiolla Rua

I really enjoyed my Gold Gaisce Journey. I did the hike with my brother (as he had hiked the route […]

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#GaisceAdventure17 Instagram Competition!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our #GaisceAdventure17 Instagram competition!  This year we are also delighted to say […]

Gaisce PAL Hike

Gaisce staff are going to join PALs, along with Silver and Gold participants who are over 18 years old, for […]

Design dreams at Novas’ DIAL House for young Care Leavers with DFS, Gaisce and Roisin Lafferty Designer

To mark its first anniversary of successful trading in Limerick, DFS, the sofa retailer, is working with its charity partner Gaisce […]

Are you thinking of doing your Adventure Journey on the Wicklow Way this year?

Event date: Wednesday 22nd March Event time: 18.00 to 19.30 Venue: Basecamp Outdoor Adventure Store, Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1 Gaisce […]

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 […]

My Gaisce Journey – Kate Kelly

My name is Kate Kelly and I’m from a small rural village in South Kilkenny. I started my Gaisce journey […]

Invitation to pilot new Junior Gaisce Programme

In 2017/2018, Gaisce will pilot a new Junior Gaisce programme for 2nd year students in Leinster. We want to find […]

PAL Survey

Last year, Gaisce surveyed all PALs to hear about how they found the role of a PAL, various levels of […]

Upcoming PAL Connect Events

  Due to high demand, we are excited to announce more PAL Connect events taking place this year! PAL Connect […]

Gaisce competition to remodel DIAL House with DFS and help to change lives

Calling all artistic Gaisce participants! Gaisce – The President’s Award are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Ireland’s […]

ECO-UNESCO Becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce that ECO-UNESCO has become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner. Gaisce Challenge Partners support and […]

Habitat for Humanity Ireland Becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

Gaisce – The President’s Award is delighted to announce that Habitat for Humanity Ireland has become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner. Gaisce […]

Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony 2016

Yesterday the Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony took place in St Patrick’s Hall with our very special guest, the President of […]

SciFest becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

Gaisce – The President\’s Award is delighted to announce that SciFest has become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner. Gaisce Challenge Partners support […]

Gaisce Silver Award Ceremony: Dublin

Only 1 day until our first Silver Award Ceremony of 2016 in the Helix Dublin, on Thursday 27th October and […]

Gaisce Silver Award Ceremonies

  Gaisce are delighted to announce the details of our Silver Gaisce ceremonies taking place around Ireland. **Please note that […]

The HOPE Foundation Becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

In recognition of the relationship between The HOPE Foundation and Gaisce – The President’s Award, The HOPE Foundation is now […]

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is now an official Gaisce Challenge Partner, allowing young people (aged 15-19*) who are planning […]

Become a Youth Engagement Volunteer!

Are you a Gaisce Awardee? We have an exciting volunteering opportunity for you! This Autumn, Gaisce – The President’s Award […]

New Adventure Journey Supervisor Training Dates

Following the success of our first Adventure Journey Supervisor Training Course earlier this year, Gaisce – The President’s Award is […]

Irish Youth Music Awards announce National Day

    The Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) National Day takes place at the Aviva stadium on the 16th of […]

47 young people celebrate receiving Gaisce Gold Awards from President Michael D Higgins

  Awardees clocked up over 10,000 hours in completing personal, community and physical challenges   The Patron of Gaisce, President Michael […]

Irish Girl Guides and Gaisce – The President’s Award launch partnership

Irish Girl Guides and Gaisce – The President’s Award launch partnership to encourage young women to reach for the sun, […]

Your small change can make a big difference this National Coin Week!

  National  Coin  Week  2nd  – 8th  November  2015   As  The  Central  Bank  rolls  out  the  rounding  of  1c  and  2c  coins  […]

Change for Charity and the removal of 1c and 2c coins

Change for Charity welcomes the decision by the Government today (16 June 2015) to rollout the rounding of 1c and […]

Research Synopsis

In 2010, the Gaisce Council undertook to explore the impact of participation in Gaisce on young people through supporting independent […]

Participant Stories: Glen Kelly

Glen is from Athy, Co. Kildare. Having been involved with Gaisce since he was 15, attaining both Bronze and Silver […]

Participant Stories: Jamie Moore

Jamie is from Dungarvan, Co Waterford and has completed both his Bronze and Silver Gaisce Awards. Jamie was first introduced […]

Participant Stories: Cusile O’Donovan

Cuisle, from Galway City, obtained her Bronze Award during Transition Year in Colaiste Iognaid. In 2008, she graduated as a […]

Participant Stories: Christina Quinn

A native of Galway City, Christina had already achieved her Bronze Gaisce Award when she decided to complete her Gold […]

Participant Stories: Mary Angela Quigley

Cork-based Mary Angela is currently training to become a health care assistant in a nursing home. Mary Angela has achieved […]

Participant Stories: Kerri-Anne Cully

Currently based in Somerset, South West England, Kerri-Anne Cully is originally from Co Cavan and recently qualified as an occupational […]

Participant Stories: Christopher Smith

Christopher is from Belfast but moved to Dublin four years ago to work with Citywise, an educational charity that he […]

Participant Stories: Andrew Wheeler

Andrew travelled to Ireland from Australia in 2008 and once settled, sought out new challenges. Andrew had already completed his […]

Participant Stories: Avril Buttle

Avril completed her Bronze & Silver awards while at Colaiste Bride in Enniscorthy, along the way she learned how to […]

Participant Stories: Michelle Murphy

A student in NUI Maynooth, Michelle began her Bronze award in 2010, she received her Silver award in 2011 and had […]

Participant Stories: Tommy Monahan

“I gained so much more from it than I put in, and would recommend the award to anyone” Tommy completed his […]

Participant Stories: Julie Patterson

Julie first encountered Gaisce in Transition Year, and achieved her Bronze award in 2007. Almost a year later saw her […]

Participant Stories: Stephen Loftus

A student of St. Muirdeach’s College Ballina, began his Bronze award at the age of 15, and completed his Silver award […]

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