Foróige volunteers from all over Ireland came together in the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Co. Carlow from 2nd - 4th November 2023, for Foróige’s annual Volunteer Conference. This was the 51st annual Foróige Volunteers Conference, with over 130 delegates from 18 counties enjoying a wide variety of guest speakers, group discussions and social events aimed at exchanging ideas to continue Foróige volunteers' impactful work throughout Ireland.
Foróige’s 50th Volunteer Conference 2022
Foróige volunteers from all over Ireland came together in the Tullamore Court Hotel in Co. Offaly this past weekend, 30th - 2nd October 2022, for Foróige’s annual volunteer conference. Minister Roderic O’Gorman was in attendance and spoke to volunteers, praising their continued efforts throughout the pandemic “Foróige volunteers have helped create communities that are vital to our society. The value of the contributions that are made by these volunteers cannot be overstated.”
Foróige are delighted to announce that the Foróige Volunteer Conference is back and better than ever!
Foróige’s annual Volunteer Conference is *the* place for Foróige volunteers to network and connect with volunteers from all corners of Ireland to discuss all things Foróige, youth work and volunteering. This year we're celebrating the 50th Volunteer Conference in our history.
Multiple opportunities for volunteers and staff from all around the county to chat, network and connect and learn from each other.
Earlier this month over 90 transition year students from Tullow Community School, Presentation College Carlow, St. Leo’s College, CBS, Presentation De La Salle College and Knockbeg College spent four days in Carlow College taking part in Module 1 of the Foróige Leadership for Life programme. Over the course of the four days, students learned the core concepts of leadership and gained skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and self-awareness.
Congratulations to Aoife O'Neill (14), Crossbridge Foróige Club, Co. Wicklow, and Isobel Donnery (15) from Camross Loft Foróige Club, Co. Wicklow, who are through to the semi-final of the Aldi National Junior Baking Competition.
They beat stiff competition at the Regional Baking Final in Dublin yesterday, July 18th.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Muffins of the Moment’, with Isobel baking Lemon Drizzle Muffins, while Aoife baked Rose Chocolate Muffins.
Last weekend over 80 young people enjoyed a fantastic adventure weekend with their Big Brothers and Sisters in the majestic setting of Delphi Mountain Resort, Connemara, Galway.