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Gaisce- the President's AwardDownload the Gaisce Brochure (3.84MB)

Gaisce - the President's Award is Ireland's national challenge award (the equivilent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the UK) and is the most prestigious and respected individual award programme in the country. It is a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people between 15 and 25 years of age.

There are three separate and progressive levels of the Award- Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award works on the basis of a personal challenge set by you. There are 3 different challenge areas: Community Involvement, Personal Skill and Physical Recreation. To earn an award you choose your own activities within each challenge area in consultation with a President's Award Leader and complete your application online. Once you have applied, you can begin your challenge: a minimum of one hour per week of each activity for a set number of weeks (see below), an Adventure Journey and, if going for Gold, you will also need to undertake a Residential Project.

If you are considering taking up the Gaisce challenge, you should meet with the Civic Engagement Officer to have a chat about your activities, maybe get ideas about what to do if you are unsure about a particular area, and fill out your application.

More information is available on the Gaisce Website


Last updated 15 February 2018 Civic Engagement (Email).