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Clare Youth Service celebrate 50 years with Kilrush open night

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*Eoin Daly, Kilrush Community Garda, with Julie Queally & Adriona Meere of Clare Youth Service and Margaret Purcell, Juvenile Liaison Officer An Garda Siochána at the recent CYS Open House in Kilrush

As part of the 50th anniversary of Clare Youth Service, the public in West Clare were recently invited to view behind the scenes at the Kilrush Youth Project and Kilrush Garda Youth Diversion Project recently.

The event showcased the work of the young people in areas as diverse as art projects, personal development programmes, handmade remote-control cars, road safety, self-care and first aid.

A packed night also saw the presentation of First Aid Certificates to local young people who had completed certified training and whose skills and knowledge are now available to their families and community in the area.

The Kilrush Youth Project and Kilrush Garda Youth Diversion Project work with young people aged between 12 and 18 years of age. Projects include road safety awareness, drugs and alcohol information talks, sports programmes and personal development programmes.

Lisanne O’Brien, Destiny O’Brien, Tarina McCarthy with Julie Queally, Kilrush Garda Youth Diversion Project at the recent CYS Open House in Kilrush.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ,, A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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