High profile figures from the world of politics, sport, and entertainment used social media to send their well wishes, and messages of congratulations, to the thousands of young people who took part in this year's Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards. The event, which took place in the City West Hotel and Conference Centre last Saturday, was opened by David Stanton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.
Foróige’s Leadership for Life Conference is held annually and is one of the highlights of the Foróige calendar. The conference involves 300 young people aged 15-18. There are three levels of participation at the conference. These are Module 1, Module 2 and Advanced Leadership. The conference, now in its 10th year will be held from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August 2018. The conference will be held at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
The Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition offers young people a chance to showcase their baking skills and be in with a chance to have their cake sold in Aldi stores nationwide.
A Los Angeles based, former senior vice president of Warner Brother films, Greg Durkin, volunteered as a film tutor in the Crib Project Sligo for a 1 day workshop .
The workshop was open to young people in Foróige clubs, projects and BBBS programme.
2000 people attended the "Safe and Sounds" Halloween Festival in Monaghan town!!
The event, which is a partnership between Foróige, the Gardaí, the Fire Service, the Civil Defence, Monaghan Shopping Centre, and Monaghan County Council, is aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour on Halloween night.
The crowd enjoyed music from four local bands, a kiddies disco, a raffle with a top prize of €3,000, and an impressive fireworks display!
The #safeandsounds iniative attracted alot of local media coverage of the event, and the positive message that it promoted.
A group of young Travellers who are members of Ballybane Foróige, and the Westside Youth Project, were involved in a takeover of Galway City Museum, last Friday.
As part of an initiative to make the museum more accessible to young people, the group ran the museum for the day, welcoming visitors, giving tours, and showcasing aspects of their culture.