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Local Youngsters Showcase Their Youth Citizenship

Foroige Group

The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards took place in Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre recently, where over 2,300 young people from throughout Ireland showcased their work in the community.

Club Óige Feachtas Baile Brigín brainstormed the issues that affect their community, and decided to undertake a project to fundraise for their local ‘Meals on Wheels’.

Skerries Foróige Club contacted You Are Not Alone, a charity that works to meet the basic needs of homeless people. The group publicised a need for donations of materials for their shoebox appeal..

Donabate/Portrane Junction Foróige Club discussed the improvements they felt were needed in their local area, and felt that discovering the differences in their community over the years would be an excellent way to mark the 1916 centenary celebrations.

Naul Foróige Club became involved in a project to repurpose an old telephone booth to hold a screen which will play a video of the history of the town. The club recognised the need for a record / archive of the local history of the area, and met with members of the Bridge Club, the senior citizens of the village to get photographs and information about the history.