The Bronze Gaisce Award is one of the best things to come out of Ireland since the days of Fionn Mac Cumhaill. Where else can young people leave their comfort zones, learn independence and create memories that last by exploring the Irish outdoors?

Give Us A Break


An Óige run the “Give Us a Break” programme with thanks to our sponsors, the Provident Financial.  This programme gives funding to DEIS secondary schools to help them go on an overnight school trip at one of our top four hostels.

Sleep For Peace


Sleep for Peace is a time to commit to global peace and a chance to contribute to a huge variety of peace initiatives. Running from 21 – 27 September, Sleep for Peace is a full week devoted to celebrating one of the best parts of hostelling, interacting with new and interesting people!

Nurture Nature


An Óige is committed to the conservation of nature in Ireland. Providing educational material is part of how we contribute to this goal.