An Óige and Guides form part­ner­ship

NEW AL­LIANCE IS AN­NOUNCED AT GLEN­DALOUGH YOUTH HOS­TEL

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By MYLES BUCHANAN

THE Ir­ish Youth Hos­tel As­so­ci­a­tion, An Óige has teamed up with the Catholic Guides of Ire­land (CGI) in a new part­ner­ship of­fi­cially launched at Glen­dalough In­ter­na­tional Hos­tel.

The part­ner­ship will see An Óige and the Catholic Guides of Ire­land work­ing to­gether to pro­mote in­de­pen­dence in young peo­ple though travel as well as pro­mot­ing a re­spect and love for the out­doors by en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to go out and ex­pe­ri­ence it for them­selves.

Speak­ing about the an­nounce­ment of the part­ner­ship, Maria Shana­han, Chair­per­son of An Óige, said; ‘We’re de­lighted to be able to fi­nally an­nounce that An Óige and the Catholic Guides of Ire­land are of­fi­cially work­ing to­gether.

‘Both are long es­tab­lished youth char­i­ties who share a sim­i­lar ethos. We’re ex­cited to be part of some­thing that will be ben­e­fi­cial to the de­vel­op­ment the young peo­ple of Ire­land’.

An Óige was es­tab­lished in 1931 and is well es­tab­lished as the largest as­so­ci­a­tion of youth hos­tels in Ire­land, with three of their hos­tels lo­cated in the Gar­den County - Glen­dalough, Knock­ree and Glen­malure.

Speak­ing about the of­fi­cial part­ner­ship, Emily McCann, Chief Com­mis­sioner of the Catholic Guides of Ire­land, said; ‘CGI are de­lighted to form this part­ner­ship with An Óige. We see this as a ben­e­fi­cial in the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of our young peo­ple, and to give all our mem­bers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the great out­doors in all of its glory’.

Emily McCann, Chief Com­mis­sioner of CGI (Left) and Maria Shana­han, Chair­per­son of An Óige (Right) with mem­bers of CGI at the launch of the of­fi­cial part­ner­ship in Glen­dalough.

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