Seven young people from Tipperary were honoured at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday for their outstanding commitment to personal development and contribution to society at the Gaisce Gold Award.
In all 79 young people from across Ireland were presented with their awards yesterday, the first Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony to take place in three years.
Combined, recipients invested more than 25,000 hours in personal development and voluntary activities to achieve these awards.
The Tipperary honourees are Michelle McLaughlin Tipperary Town, Aideen Bergin Rosegreen, Aoife Nolan Ballinaclough, Ciara Cunningham Lattin, Marie Kinane Cullen, Pamela Harding Aglish and Deirbhile Fitzgerald Clonmel.
The Gaisce Gold Award is the nation’s highest recognition of a young person’s initiative, achievement, and voluntary contribution to society.
In order to complete a Gold Gaisce Award, each of today’s recipients set and achieved their own goals across challenge areas that include personal skill, physical activity, community involvement, team adventure journey and a residential project.