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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Bring Back Bees Programme

In designing a programme for promoting pollinators it seemed logical to call it the Bring Back Bees programme. For one thing such a name opens the door for our marketing department to use as many bee related puns as they can dredge up from their hive mind. More importantly, the Bring Back Bees programme is…

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Festivals in Ireland

How better to enjoy the summer than spending a day outside, listening to great music with your friends. Festival season has started and therefore there are plenty to choose from. Our intern Laura has selected the festivals around the country that she feels shouldn’t be missed. Life Festival 25 – 27 May Life Festival has…

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Coming to Killarney

Coming up in Killarney at the end of the winter does feel like coming back home and it makes you feel relaxed instantly. The mysterious atmosphere of the clouds hanging around the mountains and the silence that can be experienced going up there is incredible. Since the tourism season hadn’t started yet, the area was…

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Engagement at Glenmalure

Glenmalure Youth Hostel in Co. Wicklow recently had cause for celebration when it saw the engagement of a young Polish couple take place within its walls. Ania travelled all the way to Ireland from Gdańsk in Poland to meet her partner of 3-years, Adam, to spend some quality time together when the couple decided to go…

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