An Óige and Guides form partnership
NEW ALLIANCE IS ANNOUNCED AT GLENDALOUGH YOUTH HOSTEL
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.