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2,000 Young People Attend Foróige's Amplified Festival

Alan July 13, 2022

On Saturday July 9th, after two years in hiatus due to COVID, Foróige’s Drug and Alcohol Free Music Festival Amplified made its debut in Ballina, Co. Mayo, with nearly 2000 in attendance, from all over Ireland.

Amplified boasted a main stage with iRadio DJs Steven Cooper and Louise Clarke who pumped out the tunes all night while MC Fabu-D kept the crowd energised. The night kicked off with DJ Avocado and SeamusD who warmed everyone up.

Foróige Present at NUI Galway Conference ‘A Compass for Youth’

Alan June 14, 2022

Last week Foróige young people and staff presented at the international conference ‘Navigating the Future: A Compass for Youth Policy and Practice’, hosted at NUI Galway by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. The Conference featured two youth panels on the themes of ‘Youth Activism’ and ‘Youth Work’, with six young people from across the country speaking on their personal experiences. 

Foróige NFTE Wins Three Gold and Silver European Awards in Switzerland

Alan June 9, 2022

The European YouthStart Awards were a huge success for all of our Foróige Young Entrepreneurs in Switzerland on June 3rd. The Foróige NFTE team participated in the awards in the city of Olten with four of our National winners in three of the European Categories

Tadhg O'Brien from Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer, Louth won Gold Award in his category "Real Market" with his business, Scriptorium Pens - handcrafted wooden pens crafted from Irish trees. 

Foróige Launches 'The Comeback' Campaign

Alan May 18, 2022

A lot of the best things in life have been a little out of reach for a while. We’ve all missed a ton of things, but luckily, most of them are making a comeback and so are we at Foróige Clubs!

The Comeback campaign was created to communicate a compelling case for Foróige clubs and why they are important to not just young people but volunteers too. This nationwide campaign helps shine a light on the work and impact this organisation has on both the youth and volunteers around Ireland. 

Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Programme Awards 2022

Alan May 17, 2022

The Foróige Youth Entrepreneur Awards celebrate young people who participated in the NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Programme in schools, youth projects or alternative education providers right across Ireland  The winners were announced today across four main categories -  best innovation, best business, best social enterprise and a special recognition award. NFTE, which stands for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, is a cutting edge, evidence based programme that helps young people develop a whole range of business and life skills

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70 Years Ago Today… The Very First Foróige Meeting Takes Place

Alan March 14, 2022

“There can be no remedy for our manifold national ills if we cannot create a spirit of courage and enterprise in our young people,” said then Minister for Education, Sean Moylan as he and Minister for Agriculture Thomas Walsh opened the first meeting of the group called Macra na Tuaithe on March 14th, 1952 in Mooncoin, County Kilkenny.