Mohill Foróige Club are the winners of the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2015 in partnership with Aldi Ireland!

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Foróige October 28, 2015
1,600 young people, volunteers and staff attended the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in partnership with Aldi Ireland on Saturday 24th October at the RDS. The event was a celebration of over 100 #citizenshipchallenge projects carried out by young people throughout Ireland and attendees got to participate in special FX makeup demonstrations, a human-powered scalextrix track, a silent disco, make makey and 3D printing demonstrations, and to have their photo taken with a 7ft dancing robot! The Awards show was MC'd by RTÉ 2FM DJ Ruth Scott. 

The judges were overawed by the magnificent projects carried out nationally, and the creativity, leadership and determination of all of the young people in attendance. It just goes to show that our Youth Citizenship programme really does work to empower young people to make remarkable things happen. Congratulations to all of our participants - we are extremely proud of you.

A hearty congratulations to the outright winners, Mohill Foróige Club from Co. Leitrim, who carried out a memorial citizenship project to commemorate Mohill’s sole Titanic victim, farm labourer Matthew Sadlier (19). The 18 club members were presented with the Michael B. Cleary Memorial Trophy, named after the former director of Foróige who served at the helm of the organisation for 36 years.
 
When the local newspaper ran a story about the young man who died in the Titanic tragedy, it spurred the young people to do something special so that he could be remembered. They carried out research, held a memorial weekend, held fundraisers and then erected a bench and plaque in his memory. As a result of the project they learned a great deal about the history of their community and also had a positive experience of working together as a team.
 

Here is the list of award winners on the day.

Ones to Watch

Big Picture Youth Café, Dublin

Kill Dara Foróige Club, Kildare

Louiseburg Foróige, Mayo

Monaghan NYP, Monaghan

Phibblestown Citizenship Group, Dublin

Slane Youth Café, Meath

The Decks Youth Advisory Committee Donegal

Young Artists Group, Cork

Mahon Youth Development Project Cork

Kiltipper Break Away, Dublin

Rachael Doyle, Carlow

Best Display

My Time Foróige Junior, Clare

Luke Kerrigan, Sligo

Kilkerly Foróige Club, Louth

Ballineen Foróige Club, Cork

Bronze

Little Monsters, Dublin

Jemma Heeney, Dublin

Balbriggan Youth Committee, Dublin

Ballygarvin Senior Foróige Club, Cork 

Corduff Community Youth Project, Dublin

The Port Project, Laois

Silver

Castle Foróige Club, Cork 

Longford Comhairle na nÓg

Traveller Youth Integration Project, Galway

Buncrana Junior Foróige Club, Donegal

Khairat O’Bairbre, Donegal

Gold

Mohill Foróige Club, Leitrim

Lauren Lehane, Cork                        

Togher Gardening Group, Cork 

South Dublin Comhairle na nÓg 

Mayo Comhairle na nÓg

Ciharla Group, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary

The Awesome Mulhuddart Squad, Dublin

Old Castle Foróige Club, Meath