Cork Jazz Festival

The Cork Jazz Festival was celebrating its 50th anniversary on the 27th October. It is an annual music festival held in Cork City, always held in late October. The first festival began on Friday, 27 October 1978, and has taken place every year since. Impressive, right? It is Ireland’s biggest jazz event and attracts hundreds […]

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Halloween List

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017 is a little under a week away. The fright fest will, as always, take place on 31st October, which this year falls on a Tuesday. One of the biggest and busiest nights of the year, this year is sure to be no different with a large number of events taking place all across […]

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unicycle the wild atlantic way

Unicycle the Wild Atlantic Way

To unicycle around Ireland has always been a dream of mine. My name is Anais Charbin. I was brought up in a family of adventurous travellers in France. I started to travel alone at an early age, from humanitarian missions to road trips, from Africa to Asia, and through Europe and Canada. As a fervent […]

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Mags Collins 2

Volunteer Profile – Mags Collins

Mags Collins was our previous chairperson. She took time out from her hectic travel itinerary to talk to us about all things youth hostelling. 1. What makes our mission meaningful to you? I would love to see all young people doing what I did when I was young, being outside, doing sports and interacting with other […]

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Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 2017 is on Friday September 22nd this year. This is the 13th year of free activities and events around Ireland during September and it is growing bigger and better. As usual we asked our staff what they recommend near our hostels in Ireland and below is the list of their suggestions for Culture […]

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sleep for peace workshop

Sleep For Peace Workshop

Our Sleep For Peace workshop facilitator, Deirdre Quinlan will be visiting hostels in Killarney and Errigal and working with young people this September. We asked her to tell us how the Sleep For Peace workshops will help young people explore the issues raised by intercultural encounters. Diversity The concept of diversity is at the core […]

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Sleep For Peace 2017

Young People on the Move On the 21st day of September An Óige, the United Nations (UN) and Hosteling International (HI) will join forces again to celebrate Sleep For Peace 2017.  ‘What’s that?’, you may wonder.  Well, Sleep for Peace is a global initiative set up by HI back in 2013 – which reinforces a […]

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Sleep for Peace 2017

Sleep for Peace is back! What the hell is that I hear you cry?! Look no further for all the answers! In 1981 the United Nations unanimously established September 21st as the International Day of Peace. “Peace Day” gives everyone a specific time to commit to global peace and a chance to contribute to a […]

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Crash Course: Hosteling

Crash course: Hosteling – How to make the most out of it?  ”Hosteling is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life.” – Yours truly It all started nine months ago with me trying to find an internship. With a little luck I stumbled across a great spot – the An Óige marketing team… […]

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Kristina Ferry

Staff Profile – Kristina Ferry

We have the chats with Kristina Ferry who is one of the staff in Errigal Youth Hostel in Dunlewey Co. Donegal 1.What three traits define you? Patient, funny and outspoken. 2. What is your personal philosophy? “You don’t kick me off” was an advice I got once a long time ago from a coach when […]

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