Tipperary man appointed Gaisce Ambassador

Cashel student represented Ireland in Czech Republic

Tipperary man appointed Gaisce Ambassador

Liam Quigley is pictured with his fellow Gaisce IGE delegate Kate Kelly

Cashel Community School’s first ever Gold Gaisce Award recipient has been appointed as a Gaisce Ambassador.

Liam Quigley is a Social Care Student in the Cork Institute of Technology and a past pupil of Cashel Community School.

Throughout his education he has completed the Gaisce Gold Award (The President’s Award). Liam was also the first student to complete the Gaisce Gold Award from his Cashel Community School.

Since then Liam has been successfully selected as the newly appointed Gaisce Ambassador. As the Gaisce Ambassador Liam had the duty represent Ireland at the IGE (International Gold Event) Conference in Prague, Czech Republic at the end of October

In Prague Liam was a part of an international team, the international team consisted of other ambassadors from around the world such as the Australian Ambassador, the South African Ambassador and the Ambassador of Luxembourg etc. Liam had the duty of constructing a concept to be used for marginalised communities across the world. Liam and his team created a project based on their selected field visit, which was the Roma Community within the Czech Republic.

Liam plans to continue his role as the Gaisce Ambassador back at home by promoting the award for the youth across Ireland.  Gaisce is here to help and support all willing to learn, explore and live. Gaisce is here to guide the youth into a positive and collaborative progression for our communities, for our own physical health and to develop new and exciting personal skills. The young people of Ireland not only need, they must have positive, optimistic and encouraging role models. These role models need to motivate the youth to always dream big, to never give up, to never settle for less and to love all of whom you love and to love yourself. Liam believes we live in a world filled with competition and greed but as the Ambassador for the Gaisce Programme he hopes to highlight that our lives are to be celebrated positively and collaboratively with one another.