In the months of April to July Foroige Balbriggan Youth Services established three youth groups, two junior and one senior, from the Pinewood/ Castlelands area. During these months, due to government guidelines under the current restrictions all our youth work needed to take place outdoors. Balbriggan Meals and Wheels on Hampton Street generously offered the yard behind their premises as a base for the groups to meet weekly to take part in clubs and week long summer activity programmes.As a thank you Foroige Balbriggan worked with the young people in the area to create a vibrant mural and pollinator planters in the yard for the volunteers of Balbriggan Meals and Wheels to enjoy all year round.This project was part of a national week-long event of Foroige organised Youth Community Action events such as litter picks, painting and planting. Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society. If you are a group or indeed an individual and would like more information about the work Foroige do in Balbriggan please contact the Foróige Senior Youth Officer Aine Mc Guinness for more information, which she will be happy to supply to you. @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile Balbriggan Meals on Wheels were also delighted with the murals that the Fingal Lighthouse Art Group did at the back of their kitchen area and want to say a big thank you to all involved. Fingal Lighthouse Art Group is a Not for Profit Art Group. Founded in April 2019, this art group helps those Artists without a platform to display their work. To become an associate member, contact Bernie on 086 817 1518.