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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

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 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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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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Dave Fadden

Volunteer Profile – Dave Fadden

This month we catch up with the new President of An Óige, Dave Fadden who has taken over from George King. 1.What makes our mission meaningful to you? An Óige challenges young people to  embrace travel in an adventurous way particularly by foot or by bike. This is something  that can alter a person’s whole approach […]

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Board Profile – Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston, one of our board members, is a hosteller who is not afraid to think outside of the box and speak her mind. In this interview you can read about her experiences, opinions on environmental issues and the problems facing our youth today and the things she considers the small pleasures in life. 1. […]

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Supporting Youth Travel with ISSU

  On June 1st  An Óige, the Irish Youth Hostel Association, and the Irish Second-Level Students Union, launched their new partnership to make summer getaways in Ireland more affordable and accessible for students. In recent years An Óige has been reaching out to even more young people, to encourage them to explore and travel around […]

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An Óige Squadron

Like many other nations in World War 2, Ireland organised itself to defend the country against foreign invasion (although they were not sure who was going to invade – Britain or Germany). As a relatively new organisation with an active membership, An Óige was keen to be of service. When a call was put out […]

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Volunteer profile – George King

  George King, former president of An Óige would like to share his final words of wisdom before stepping  down. 1. What makes our mission meaningful to you? Seeing so many people young, and not so young, utilizing  the facilities and the opportunities we present to explore and  enjoy the countryside. 2. What was your highpoint […]

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Staff Profile – Annemarie Lambe

This month we catch up with Annemarie Lambe who until recently was one of the longest serving staff members in Head Office in the accounts department. What three traits define you? Loyalty, Kindness, Determination.  What is your personal philosophy? I don’t like drama; I need calm in my life.  What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? Breakfast; […]

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