28 October 1985
Launch of Gaisce The Presidents Award at Aras an Uachtarain. President Dr. Patrick Hillery launched the new national youth award scheme to be the nations highest award to Irish young people aged 15-25. Picture shows President Hillery (centre) with Dr. A.F.J. O'Reilly, (4th from left) Chairman of the Management Committee; Mr. John Murphy, (right) Executive Director of the Award and the first six participants in the Award scheme: David Breggazzi (Finglas, Dublin); Cathriona McSkeane (Ballybay, Co. Monaghan); Garda Donal Smyth (Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan); Gareth Armstrong (Galway); Mary Doherty (Kilkenny) and Niamh Ni Bhaoil (Galway).
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