Young people from Foróige Dublin 15 recently took part in a film installation by visual artist Yvonne McGuinness. The new commission is part of Amharc Fhine Gall, and took place over the course of a number of weeks in Blanchardstown Youth Service with Yvonne and youth officer, Laura Quirke. It culminated in two very long days of filming in Portmarnock. (Amharc Fhine Gall is an annual exhibition funded by Fingal County Council's Arts Office in collaboration with Draíocht).
Members of Foróige Corduff, Corduff Community Youth Project in Dublin 15 cut the ribbon on a massive mural celebrating Irish sports stars from 1916 to 2016.
Gavin Byrne, Senior Youth Officer Blanchardstown said "These dedicated young people worked with volunteer Connor Heffernan to creat a unique graffiti project for their community which measures 90 feet by 8 feet".
Foróige participant Patrick O’Brien was a guest speaker at a National Conference on Social Farming in the Emmaus Centre in Swords Co. Dublin on March 23rd. 140 professionals from all over Ireland including delegates from Department of Agriculture and the HSE learnt more about the development of social farming and how it enables those who take part to do ‘ordinary things in ordinary places’.Patrick, an 18 year old from Foroíge’s West Limerick GYDP who took part in a 10 week social farming placement last summer had no previous experience of farming and spoke movingly about his time there.
There was a massive response to Templeport Foróige's Halloween Scarecrow competition.
The Co. Cavan club called on families, businesses, and community groups to design their own Scarecrows and display them in their gardens from 15th-31st of October.
Pictures of the entries were posted on the Templeport Foróige Facebook page, and the picture with the most 'Likes' won.
The winner was announced at their Children's Halloween Party.
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Do you have 1 hour per week to spare? Would you like to give back to the community and gain some volunteering experience by mentoring a young person?
Foróige’s Autism Specific Big Brother Big Sister Programme is seeking volunteers.
Congratulations to the Foróige Computer Clubhouse who have won a Kudos Award at the Clubhouse Network 25th Anniversary Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Foróige has been operating the Clubhouse Programme in Blanchardstown since 2001. The award was for ‘Contributions to the Clubhouse Network’ and Foróige was chosen the winner from among over 120 Clubhouses from around the world.
Pictured is Siobhan Hennessy, Coordinator, Gail Breslow, Director of the Clubhouse Network and Gavin Byrne, Senior Youth Officer.