Ballymun Youthreach was delighted to celebrate the success of our students in a recent graduation ceremony highlighting success in QQI, An Gaisce, ECO-UNESCO and ECDL. The ceremony included music from Setanta Strings, Staff member JC and band mate Francie as well as stand up comedy from Fair City actor and comic Eric Lalor.
The awards were attended also by CDETB CEO Carol Hanney, local counsellors Noeleen Reilly and Caroline Conway and members of many agencies across Ballymun. As always we are hugely grateful to the support we receive in the community.
We also presented certificates from our Intergenerational Week in May ran by JC.
The friend of Youthreach award is seen being received by Sergeant Seamus Treacy and Elaine Doyle of Ballymun Garda Station.
The photos below were taken by our new staff member Alisha Doody.
Ballymun Youthreach hosted the CDETB Youthreach stand for three days at Zeminar in the National Sports Arena, Blanchardstown this week. At the stand we displayed our pens and some framing as well as non stop face painting from the Cosmetics group which drew the crowds.
The event was a great way to raise awareness of the Youthreach programme in Dublin and beyond and it was great to meet so many students from around the country.
Ballymun Youthreach had a great day at the annual Youthreach Sports Day at the National Sports Arena, Blanchardstown. Well done to all involved and congratulations to our wonderful medal winners.
Ballymun Youthreach entered the 2019 Ballymun Fun Run this May as a whole centre and completed a combined distance of 270km. The event was, as always really well organised and attended and it was great to see so many familiar faces from Ballymun enjoying the activities. Pictured are student, Devon Carpenter and teacher, John Coughlan.
Ballymun Youthreach Customer Service and Framing Group attended the magnificent end of year exhibition from Whitehall College in CHQ building, IFSC this week. THe group had framed all the framed art pieces of the 164 piece exhibition and were delighted to see the work displayed in such a lovely art space.
Well done to the group on meeting such tough deadlines and well done to all the Whitehall students on producing such beautiful work.
We recently visited Pathways project on Parnell Square recently to deliver and put up some frames for them. While there we enjoyed a viewing of Michael Inside (which had been partly filmed in Ballymun Youthreach) and take part in a Criminology Level 5 class. Thanks to pathways for a wonderful day.
Congratulations to our boxers who recently completed the Bronze boxing programme with boxing royalty Oisin Fagan for Dublin City Council recently. Pictured above are some of the successful boxers: Dylan, Karl, Craig, Shauna and Holly.