An Óige wins National Lottery Good Causes Award

What a year it has been so far for us here at An Óige – Irish Youth Hostel Association. Already this year we have held two very success campaigns in our 2nd annual An Óige Environmental Week and our #SchoolsOut youth travel competition. We also saw our Killarney International Hostel win a Best of Killarney…

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Foroige Leaders train at Knockree

Foroige Leaders recently underwent Advanced Restorative Practices training at Knockree Youth Hostel in County Wicklow. One of those leaders was Gaisce Gold awardee Matthew McNulty, a close friend of An Óige. Matthew was kind enough to tell us about the training and his experience in our hostel. “Last November, myself and a number of the Foroige…

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New Board Member Nominations

There are two vacancies on the Board of An Óige for Elected Directors who will be appointed by the membership of the Association at our AGM in late April/early May 2019. Only members are eligible to nominate candidates, to vote at the election or to be elected to the Board. The nomination process is as…

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Beginners’ Photography Course

Are you interested in a Beginners’ Photography Course? Our Photography Club have designed a course for the beginner who wants to know more about digital photography using either a camera or smartphone. The course will be given by Peter Gallagher (L.I.P.P.A) Topics covered include; The camera and how it works Menu Settings Composition Downloading images…

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Good Neighbour Cross-Border Project 2018

Hostelling International Northern Ireland (HINI) and An Óige – The Irish Youth Hostel Association were delighted to deliver an innovative Good Neighbour cross border partnership project based at the Bushmills Youth Hostel, Co Antrim last week. Young people from North Coast Integrated College in Coleraine and Gairmscoil Chú Uladh in Donegal came together for an…

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Sleep for Peace 2018

“Travel has become one of the great forces for peace and understanding in our time. As people move through the world and learn to know each other, to understand each other’s customs and to appreciate the qualities of the individuals of each nation, we are building a level of international understanding which can sharply improve…

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Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop The An Óige Photographic Group are 80 years strong this year. That is a lot of special moments captured. To celebrate, they are running a series of seminars and workshops with guest lecturers sharing their expertise on specialist subjects such as: Sports Photography: Equipment, Camera settings, Shooting positions Portraiture: Use of Natural Light,…

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