Gaisce, The President’s Award, is a personal development programme for young people aged 14-25. It encourages young people to dream big and helps them to realise their potential. The Gaisce Award was introduced in Dunamase College Coláiste Dhún Másc in 2020 for eligible students in both Second Year and Transition Year. This award involves students getting involved in four key challenge areas: community involvement, personal skill, physical recreation and an adventure journey.

14 recipients of bronze and silver Gaisce Award

Thursday 23rd February 2023 Dunamase College/Coláiste Dhún Másc celebrated 14 students who successfully completed their bronze and silver Gaisce award. Gaisce Awards are non-competitive and self-directed, so the participants choose their own activities, goals and projects with the support of their President’s Award Leader (or PAL). Mary Yore, our Gaisce regional development officer presented the students with their certificates, badges, and medals. Mary explained to the group that Gaisce is not an award you win but an award you earn. The incoming Transition Year students were in attendance to honour these 14 students. Students will now move on to their next Gaisce award in the coming months. A massive thank you must be given to our Gaisce Coordinator Aisling McAuley and PALs Genevieve, Darragh and Deirdre for the support, guidance and encouragement given to the 14 students on their successful journey. Congratulations to all the recipients, we are very proud of you.

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Gaisce Hike up the Slieve Blooms 2022

Students from a number of years completed a Gaisce hike Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2022. On day one they completed approximately 13km hike up the Slieve Bloom mountains starting at the Laois-Offaly border.

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