An Óige Christmas Market Recommendations

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year for both the young and those who are young at heart. The streets are decorated with Christmas lights, music is all around and there is magic in the air… the perfect time to get together with a group of friends or relatives. With one-foot-deep […]

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An Óige Advent Calendar Competition 2017

It’s officially that time of year again. CHRISTMAS!!! has arrived…and we’re excited. So excited in fact that for the entire month of December, we’re giving you all the chance to win a weekend getaway break for two to one of our fantastic hostels. Interested and want to enter? The concept is simple. All you have […]

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Let the Right One In at the Abbey Theatre

Saturday was very cultural for me. Why you ask? Because I have spent my Saturday night at the theatre. And yes, it is a very hip and cool thing to do. The Abbey Theatre was performing Let the Right One In, which is based on a movie based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. […]

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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 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

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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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

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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