From the Gaisce website:

"Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages you to find your passion, get active and make a difference in your community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy you give, the greater the reward! By taking part in Gaisce, you will take on exciting personal, physical and community challenges and develop new skills and new friendships. Here you’ll find everything you need to to get started, find inspiration from past participants and their adventures and keep up to date with Gaisce news!"

Go to to register for the Gaisce programme. Ms McCarthy has asked interestested Transition Years to register for Gaisce before Monday 11th September 2017. To register, you will need to pay €15 on the Gaisce site, but after that, there should not be any costs. Good luck!