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First Gaisce Bronze Adventure

Our class arrived in Kilmashogue Forest car park at around 11am. For some it was their first spanning view of Dublin city.  By this stage of transition year we were a pretty close knit group, teachers included.  The 30 or so students who gathered amongst the few cars at Kilmashogue were the ones who had […]

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Me sitting on Ben Lettery mountain

Cycling from Galway to Killary Harbour

We catch up with Karli the Australian cyclist as she moves on into the last stage of her trip, going from Galway to Killary Harbour. I awoke in the early morn to find the sweet robins singing praise to the new day were replaced with regret and the loud bodily functions of fellow lodgers. Today’s cycle was going […]

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Glendalough

Wicklow Way Bus Tour

Wicklow Way Bus Tour If you had to think about Ireland as a color, what color would that be? Let me go ahead and guess and say you thought about the color green. Of course you did, and not without a reason! Ireland is known, among other things, for its magnificent green landscapes and scenery. That being […]

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HELLEBORINE

2017 Conservation Plans for An Óige

An Óige have prepared their 2017 Conservation Plans. The organisation has recently strengthened its commitment to the preservation of our natural environment by including it as one of its strategic goals going into the future. The aim is to provide people with opportunities to learn about nature and do some practical conservation work, especially at […]

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Irish Christmas Traditions

Irish Christmas Traditions

‘Tis that jolly time of the year once again, and you can bet this Colombian intern in Dublin is looking forward to experiencing Irish Christmas traditions for the first time! I’ve done a little research to find out what Christmas means to the Irish, and this is what I’ve found out so far about holiday […]

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Errigal Design Challenge

Last weekend saw the start of the Errigal Design Challenge which is a collaboration between An Óige and Griffith College of Interior Design. 24 students from the Griffith College of Interior Design headed for the hills of Donegal with their lecturers looking for inspiration to help us change the layout of our rooms. This project […]

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Seagulls

First Impressions of Dublin

First impressions can tell a lot about people and their culture if you take note. Being in Dublin for my semester abroad, I’ve discovered so far that the Irish are (obviously) kind, friendly and open, but also patient, detail-oriented and have a great sense of humor. When I was asked to write a piece about my […]

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Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay Conservation

In a city where the mountains meet the sea, Dublin Bay conservation is always an important issue for our members. We were delighted when members of the An Óige Conservation Group and some of our hostel managers recently attended the Dublin Bay Biosphere conference  which was held in University College Dublin on Wednesday the 26th […]

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Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway We catch up with Karli the Australian cyclist as she moves on into the next stage of her trip, going from Doolin to Galway. It was a good job that the night before my 86km cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway I […]

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cycling along the clare coast

Cycling along the Clare Coast

Cycling along the Clare coast would take Karli the Australian cyclist from Quilty to Doolin on her first leg of the journey. Along the way, she would experience the differences in the Irish landscape. She would see cute cottages, huge cliffs, gloomy waves and deep caves. She would also experience the famous Irish hospitality in […]

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