Ballymun Youthreach host three day stand at Zeminar

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 at the annual Youthreach Sports Day

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 complete QQI 2019

Ballymun Youthreach completed their QQI certification for 2019 this month and have now begun the wind down for the upcoming holidays with some well-deserved trips and excursions. Pictured below are some photos from Butler’s Chocolate Factory, Blanchardstown Bowling Arena and Trooperstown with the class of ’19.

Ballymun Youthreach complete An Gaisce award

Ballymun Youthreach completed the final stage of their An Gaisce bronze award this month with a 26km walk and overnight stay in Glendalough. The returnees arrived back today exhausted, sunburnt but triumphant – well done to all!

Ballymun Youthreach take part in Ballymun Fun Run

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 attend Whitehall College exhibition

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.

Ballymun Youthreach visit City Hall

Group C, who in partnership with Amplify Youth NI are planning their intergenerational week in May as part of the Bealtaine festival visited City Hall this week. The group were kindly given a tour by Counsillor Paul McAuliffe of City Hall and the Council Chambers as well as the Museum and an overview of Comhairle naNog. The group were also joined by Barry Andrews MEP in the museum for some fascinating stories about the Andrews family linkage to the 1916 Rising.

Intergenerational Week will take place in Ballymun Youthreach from May 7th to May 10th and will feature a week long schedule of events including picture framing, social media classes and interactive art classes. The week promises to be a wonderful opportunity for senior citizens in the community to interact with our students and hopefully a lot of mutual learning will take place.

Well done to John and Group C for planning such a great week and thanks to Paul for a very insightful tour of City Hall and to Annabelle from Innovate Dublin for setting up the tour.

Ballymun Youthreach visit Pathways project

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.


Boxers complete Bronze programme






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.

Ballymun Youthreach visit Newgrange










Group C visited Newgrange as part of their Outdoor Pursuits programme yesterday. A great day was had by JC, Jack and the students Dean, Craig, Katie, Hannah Crowley, Hannah Connolly and Dylan. All students said the tour was very informative and are already looking forward to their next Outdoor Pursuits trip in six weeks time.