President issues video message to Gaisce Awardees

President Michael D Higgins

PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins will issue a video message to Gaisce Awardees to congratulate them for completing their Award in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In particular, the President will commend young people who took part in the Gaisce at Home /Gaisce sa Bhaile programme, where Gaisce activities were adapted to accommodate Gaisce participants during Covid-19 guidelines.

The President’s message will mark the close of Gaisce’s Maith Thú campaign, which recognised young people for their resilience through the Covid-19 outbreak.

Maith Thú celebrates young people who have completed their Gaisce Award and offers encouragement to young people still on their Gaisce journey.

To date, the campaign has featured messages of support from well known faces such as Irish sports broadcasting legend Michéal Ó Muireceartaigh, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, former Ireland rugby player and sports pundit Alan Quinlan, Gaisce Bronze Awardee and MEP, Maria Walsh, and Spin 103.8’s Fully Charged presenters Graham and Nathan.

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Young people who wish to learn more about Gaisce – The President’s Award, or who need support with completing their Award can visit to find out more.