Europe Gathering GB125

If you're 16-22 years old, join your GB Europe family for fun, faith and friendship and to celebrate The Girls' Brigade turning 125.



What is it?


Bringing together 80 young women aged 16-22 from across The Girls’ Brigade family for a week of fun and fellowship to celebrate the 125th birthday of The Girls’ Brigade, the first Europe Gathering will be held from 4th – 8th April 2018 at Castledaly Manor, Republic of Ireland.


What will I be doing?


To celebrate this special anniversary, the event’s theme will be “Remembering the Past. Celebrating the Present. Inspiring the Future.”  The Gathering will provide lots of opportunities to make new GB friends through crafts, games, outdoor activities and worship.  As every birthday needs a party and this is not a small birthday, we will be having not one but three, whether it be vintage-style, around a bonfire or just a traditional bash!  The Europe Gathering will also enable you to identify and develop your God-given gifts and abilities to empower all attending to discover their unique identity in Christ!


What do I need to know?


Venue and date:

The Europe Gathering – GB125 will be held in Castledaly Manor, a short drive from Dublin, from 4-8th April 2018. 


The event will cost £170/ 210 which will cover accommodation, food and all activities whilst at the event.  If you are flying to the event, we advise you travel into Dublin airport.  You will be responsible for your transport to Dublin airport where a coach will be provided within the cost to take you to Castledaly Manor (timings will provided at a later date once numbers are confirmed so please do not book flights prior to this).

GB Europe will be enabling successful participants the opportunity to apply for a  grant (exact amount TBC). Please don't let cost be a barrier to applying.


Prior to the event, you be required to complete a short gifting survey to help us serve you best at the event and complete a small personal 125th themed challenge.  You will be emailed some fundraising ideas to help you cover the cost of attending.


How do I register?


The Europe Gathering is open to any 16-22 year old (at the date of the event) within GB Europe. 

Each country is responsible for its own application process.   To register, fill in the application form through the following link by 31 October 2017.  Your details then will be forwarded to your country’s national office who will then be contact to explain the next steps. 

If you are selected to attend you will be required to pay a deposit of £50 within 4 weeks.  The remaining balance will be due by the end of February. 


Got any questions?

If you have questions about the process or event in general, do not hesitate to contact the planning team on  We look forward to seeing you there