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The logo for An Óige
|Established||7 May 1931|
and C.E. Terry Trench
|Founded at||Dublin, Ireland|
|Focus||to encourage youths to appreciate the Irish countryside through hostelling.|
|Dublin and surrounding areas|
|Affiliations||International Youth Hostel Federation|
An Óige was founded on 7 May 1931 by an organising committee, which included Thekla Beere, Marion Tweedy, and C.E. Terry Trench, Hon. National Secretary, as a membership based organization and is a member of the International Youth Hostel Federation. The first youth hostel was opened in 1931 in Lough Dan (Irish: Loch Dean), near Round Wood (Irish: An Tochar), in County Wicklow (Irish: Cill Mhantáin).
To help all, but especially young people, to a love and appreciation of the countryside, particularly by providing simple hostel accommodation for them whilst on their travels.
- "Clár na nÓg E-zine - An Óige is 75 years old". youth.ie. National Youth Council of Ireland. Archived from the original on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- Trench, Terry (1981). Fifty Years Young : The Story of An Óige. Dublin, Co. Dublin: An Óige, Irish Youth Hostel Association. ISBN 9780950029290. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- "An Óige Hostel Guide". An Óige. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- "Over 80 Years Young And Counting….". An Óige. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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