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GAISCE The President’s Award

GAISCE The President’s Award

GAISCE is open to all 16-25 year olds.


Rosemary Grain is a PAL (Presidents Award Leader) for the GAISCE programme with Pobail Le Chéile.


Project Length:

Bronze Level:  26 weeks

Silver Level:    52 weeks

Gold Level:     78 weeks


Elements you must take:


Community Involvement

Aim: Community involvement offers a young person the opportunity to engage with society and gain an understanding of their role within both their immediate and global community.

Examples of Community Involvement

  • Charity: Helping out at Siopa Pobail Community Thrift Shop.
  • Youth Work: acting in a leadership role at the YARD an Oige Youth Club
  • Older People: Working with Cumann Cairdeas active age group




Personal Skill

Aim: To unleash hidden talents and broaden personal interests and skills, achieving full potential through learning and development.

Example of Personal Skill

  • Newsletter Production, film and video making



Physical Recreation

Aim: To improve overall fitness and wellbeing, and to get active. The list possible activities is unlimited.

Examples of Physical Recreation

  • Running, walking, cycling, aerobics
  • Martial Arts
  • Water sports
  • Ball Sports


Adventure Journey

Aim: To inspire young people to develop a spirit of adventure and discovery by planning, training for and completing an outdoor Adventure Journey as part of a team.

Examples of Adventure Journey

  • Preparing a Wheelchair users guide to Glenveagh National Park
  • Exploring local historical sites such as Ray Church


Residential Project

Aim: The Residential Project offers participants unique experiences that truly broaden horizons and challenges their outlook.

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