Gaisce Awards

The Gaisce program is an important part of our Tranisition year programme and all students of TY are encouraged to sign up to take on the challenge.

The program at Bronze level involves 13 weeks of organised physical activity, 13 weeks of community involvement and 13 weeks learning a new skill. As part of the programme, participants are also involved in a mini-expedition. In recent years our princiapl Mr Quinn and a past parent Commandant Michael Walsh (Retd & former aide de camp to H.E. the President of Ireland) have led a very sucessful expedition to the Dingle penninsula. This has been the highlight of tranisition year for many of our students.

Gaisce is a fantastic opportunity for students to consolidate the various elements of their co-curricular life at Colaiste Mhuire CoEd into a single award in addition to introducing them to excitement of planning and undertaking an expedition.

Expeditions at Bronze level are usually based in Ireland but Gold level expeditions venture further afield and have been the starting point for many of Irelands more accomplished contemporary adventurers.

It is hoped that Gaisce will continue to grow as an integral part of the Transition program at Colaiste Mhuire CoEd and that students will build on their experiences after TY graduation to work towards Silver and Gold awards.