Kildare volunteer Stephen talks about volunteering with Foróige's Reference Panel

youthparticipation October 25, 2013

My name is Stephen O'Leary. I’ve been a volunteer Club Leader with Foróige for about 3 years. I started a Foróige Club in Derrinturn, Co. Kildare and we now have 25 members! We have also started a Foróige Juniors Club this year which already has 36 members. I was elected as the Kildare representative on the National Council of Foróige and I also sit on Foróige’s National Executive. Some of the Foróige volunteers, staff and young people may know me from my tattoos! These are a big talking point with the new people I met while volunteering at Foróige's Reference Panel meet up this year.

Singers and musicians invited to participate in recording of Foróige Charity Christmas single on 10th November

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Foróige-Notinuse October 16, 2013

Foróige Youth Services in Tallaght and Blanchardstown are coming together to produce a Christmas single to raise funds for youth work in these areas. The single will be called “Calling You Home for Christmas” and has an emigration theme. We’re looking for singers and musicians to participate. The recording will take place at Finnstown House in Lucan, Co. Dublin on Sunday 10th November from 1.30pm. We’re asking young people, volunteers, staff and supporters to come along on the day and lend their voice or talent to the project. There will be auditions to sing a line of the song, just like Band Aid!

Coder Dojo sessions taking place at Foróige Quad Youth Centre in Co. Roscommon

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Foróige-Notinuse October 16, 2013

Over 50 young people aged 10 – 17 years are attending Coderdojo sessions and learning basic code and HTML 5 at the Quad Youth Centre in Roscommon, as part of a Techspace Programme operating in the centre. Twelve volunteers have stepped forward since mid-summer, attended Foróige volunteer training and have played a major part of the running of two Coder Dojo groups. 

Kanturk Foróige Club, Co. Cork to host a Gathering of former members and club leaders

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Foróige-Notinuse August 30, 2013

Kanturk Foroige Club are celebrating their 10th Birthday this year! To celebrate, they’ve decided to host a Gathering event. All past members and leaders of Kanturk Foróige Club are invited to The Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk, Co. Cork on September 27th from 7.30 - 9pm. Guest speakers on the night will include Joanne O'Riordan, Seán Gallagher, Aidan Walsh and Anthony Nash (Cork GAA All Stars) and Donnacha O'Callaghan of Munster Rugby. This part of the evening will be open to the public. Non-alcoholic fruit punch and finger food will be served.