1. I am currently resident on the island of Ireland.
  2. I am available to travel during the summer months and also have a valid passport.
  3. I am in the correct age for the specific award. Over 18? Under 18?
  4. I have researched the award properly and it shows in my application.
  5.  I have completed an interesting application that gives us a sense of who you are and why you deserve the award.
  6.  I have received a complete reference/nomination form – signed, with a phone number.
  7.  I am available to attend an informal interview Saturday, February 10th 2024.
  8.  I will keep a copy of my application form and get a postal receipt.
  9.  I will post all my documents together before the closing date

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday noon, December 1st 2023 – Closing date for all EIL Explore applications
  • Saturday, February 10th 2024 – Shortlisted Candidates Interviews in Dublin
  • Induction Day Cork: Thursday, 7th March 2024, Induction Day Dublin: Saturday, 9th March 2024 – winners will attend an Induction Day either in Cork or Dublin
  • The travel period is generally June-August 2024.



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