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Gaisce – The President's Award (Irish: Gaisce – Gradam an Uachtaráin) is an award in Ireland, earned by young people between the ages of 15 and 25 for participating in several activities for a certain period:

  • Adventure Journeys
  • Physical Recreation
  • Skill Development, and
  • Community Involvement

There are three awards; bronze, silver and gold. The term "gaisce" is from the Irish language and can be translated as "achievement". The award was established by a trust deed under the patronage of the President of Ireland on 28 March 1985. The profile of the award was raised substantially following the first award ceremonies performed by President Hillery in 1989.