2000 young people from all over Ireland attended the 10th anniversary of Band on the Strand on Lacken Strand in Mayo, last Saturday.
The line up included amazing acts like The Frank & Walkters, Le Galaxie, and Wild Youth.
The crowd also enjoyed Rocket Pyrotechnics doing fireworks, Inferno putting on a fire show, and inflatable attractions.
A number of free creative, sporting and fun pop-up events are to be held by Foróige in Palmerstown Community Centre, Kennelsforth Green, in the coming weeks and months to encourage teens to socialise and enjoy the summer.
The Pop Up Event Series are as follows:
Wednesday 22nd August 10:30-1:30pm - Creative Art Workshop (creative writing, animation, arts n crafts)
This week Foróige launched the findings of research into the Big Brother Big Sister Garda Youth Diversion Project Pilot, in the Alex hotel, Dublin.
Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD launched the report for Foróige. He said “This research shows the potential life changing impact that the volunteers can have.”
This year is the 10th Anniversary of Band on the Strand, and the festival has organised an incredible line up to mark the occasion. Featuring music from The Frank & Walters, Le Galaxie, Wild Youth, Aaron, Danceworld, Atlantic Rhythm, and DJ Steven Cooper, it's expected that 1,800 young people will decend on Lacken Strand for the annual music event.
The Dublin Pride Parade is taking place this Saturday June 30th and members of The Swamp Foróige Club in Templeogue are busy preparing to lead a delegation in this year's event.
As part of their project for the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2018, the group decided to produce a video highlighting the importance of inclusion and to invite others to join them on their march in the parade.