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12 Travel Tips for Young People in Ireland

Travel tips for young people in Ireland tend to concentrate on the over 25s with plenty of money. Younger people tend to be forgotten about when it comes to travel. No more. We think Ireland is one of the most amazing countries in the world to explore for under 25s. You can’t get closer. It […]

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8 Tips for your Gaisce Adventure Journey

The Gaisce Adventure Journey is often the most intimidating and fondly remembered part of the entire Gaisce experience. An Óige has recently teamed up with Gaisce to help cater for those doing the Adventure Journey for the Bronze award. If you’re not used to being active outdoors you could be nervous about experiencing the wilds […]

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Karli in Delphi Valley & Westport

The next part of my journey would take me to Westport in County Mayo through the gorgeous Delphi Valley.  There were no cars in sight just me, my bike and sheep on a lonely stretch of road peacefully cycling through a valley of mountains. You don’t realize how few songs you know all the words to […]

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Gaisce Adventure Challenge Partner

An Óige have announced that they will be the new Gaisce Adventure Challenge Partner in Wicklow this week. The new partnership will bring young people on mountain treks across the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains in future. For 20 years, An Óige volunteers have been leading free hikes for young people from their hostels. The volunteers […]

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Volunteer Award for Gaisce Guide

Cyril McFeeney was the first recipient of a Volunteer Award last week in An Óige. Amazingly, we have never done them before. In the old days hostelers had a duty they had to perform in order to stay in a hostel. There was an expectation that a stay in a hostel involved helping to keep […]

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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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Gaisce PAL Training

Gaisce PAL Training

This September saw two of our Head Office staff make the short journey to Phoenix Park to take part in Gaisce PAL Training. As part of our new strategy, An Óige has been working to establish official links with other youth organisations and what better way to start then with the President’s Award? A photo […]

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Why I chose to cycle the wild atlantic way

G’day fellow travellers. My name is Karli and I’m a 25 year old from Brisbane, Australia and I am on a mission to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way. I have wanted to visit Ireland for as long as I can remember. My interest in Ireland came initially from…please don’t judge me…Enya. My mum refused to […]

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New chairperson of An Óige

YHA England and Wales AGM 2016

Only a couple of weeks into my new role as Chairperson of An Óige, I was warmly invited by YHA England and Wales to be a key note speaker at their 2016 AGM held in the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on July 9th.  I accepted without trepidation.  YHA have long been good friends of An […]

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Volunteer Tammie

  A German girl working in a remote hostel in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.. How did she end up here, what is she doing and what drives her to travel the world and discover new places? In Knockree Hostel I spoke with Tammie from Frankfurt, Germany. She is 18 years old and has been […]

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