Michael McGuire, Club Leader at Louisburgh Foróige Club has reached out to us to share a photo of their Citizenship celebrations in 1972! How things have changed…though the trophy is still the same, now emblazoned with the names of citizenship winners from the last 40+ years.
Michael says, “Our club currently has 58 of the nicest young people you could ever ask to meet, aged from 12 to 17. We have several nationalities within the club and we are growing year on year.
“Our club has been running almost full time since 1962. Our ‘70-‘71 club, in the citizenship photo I sent, was the first County Mayo club to ever win a citizenship award.
“Over the years, our club has raised countless amounts of money for great causes and local charities. This is something we continue to do. Since September 2015 we have raised money and sought clothing donations for the refugee crises, we are also working on a hospice cancer care Christmas raffle, and we are also hosting a movie night before Christmas to raise money for our local Order of Malta.
“I joined Louisburgh Foróige three years ago and I now volunteer with two other super fantastic leaders, Mary O'Malley & Briege Woodward, and the three of us now run Louisburgh Foróige. We have the assistance of a very large parent rota, and we also have a number of parents that commit to supervising our club on an almost full time basis.”
Louisburgh Foróige won a rosette in the Ones to Watch category at this year’s Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in partnership with Aldi Ireland for their road safety awareness campaign.
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