Young Donegal women honoured at Gaisce Gold ceremony

President Higgins presents award to Ramelton women

Jessica McClean

Jessica McClean pictured with President Michael D. Higgins.

A young Donegal women has been presented with a prestigious Gaisce Gold award.

Ramelton girl Jessica McClean was presented with the award by President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

The Royal & Prior student was among a group of 77 inspirational young people from across Ireland to receive the award.

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25, which is proven* to enhance confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical, community and team challenges. It is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to all young people to dream big and realise their potential.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.