Youth Café opening in St Mary’s Place

A new youth cafe will open its doors next week. Part of the Gateway Project, the youth cafe is located in St Mary’s Hall, on Northgate Street.

This dedicated area for teenagers will provide a vibrant space for teenagers to hang out and will be a hub of activities.

Young people will be able to use the space for rehersal and live music performances and take part in plenty of activities, movie nights, and discos. Hot food and snacks will be available and with plenty of comfy chairs, a pool table, xbox, Wii, and lots more games it’s the ideal hangout to keep you entertained.

The Youth Cafe is an alcohol and drug free space where young people can meet in a safe, fully supervised environment.

Young people will also be given the opportunity to take ownership of the cafe by getting involved in a youth committee to organise events such as evening entertainment, a Wii face off, or a night for up and coming youth bands.

Drop in opening times: Thursday November 24, 10 -12 year olds, 5pm-7pm; Friday November 25, 1st, 2nd, 3rd years, 5pm -7pm and Transition, 5th, and 6th years, 7pm-9pm. The drop in will operate every Thursday and Friday. Admission is €2.

Young people will be given the opportunity to participate in other programmes operated by Foróige including youth leadership, youth entrepreneurship, and citizenship. Young people seeking additional assistance with educational needs can also avail of educational supports provided by the Gateway Project.

Following the cafe drop in the project will be open for other activities and clubs which will also take place outside these hours.

Parents are invited to call in and view the venue and meet staff any weekday.

For anyone wishing to get involved there are a number of volunteering opportunities. Please call into the project and meet with Gateway staff, Sandra Dooley, Brigid Malone, or Delores Crerar by emailing [email protected] or call (086 ) 0279149.


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