Welcome To Mayo Foróige
There are currently 60 Foróige Clubs in County Mayo which provide activities and recreation for almost 3,000 young people with over 400 volunteers. The key to a successful Foróige Clubs is that young people take ownership by electing their own committee to run the club in co-operation with adult volunteers.
Foróige Clubs in Mayo meet regularly to enhance the development of its members through club and interclub events during the year. Examples of these include quizzes, talent events, disco's and recognition nights. These events give the young people the chance to meet new members, make new friends, exchange ideas in a safe and caring environment and have fun while doing so.
Band on the Strand 2017
Mayo District Council in Conjunction with Lacken Foróige are hosting ‘Band on the Strand’ on Saturday the 1st of July from 8-00pm to 12.30pm approx for the 9th year running. (See poster below)
It has been a tremendous success with our young people and they enjoy live music and amusements in a confined scenic safe, open air venue. There will also be amusements, chip van, popcorn and ice-cream van available.
Tickets are available from Lacken Foróige Club, Carrowmore-Lacken, Ballina, Co. Mayo and the tickets must be paid before the 16th of June 2017. On receipt of payment wristbands will be allocated to the Club for collection on the night of the event. Each Club will be allocated a Bus Number closer to the event.
Also this year we have a Senior Members Marquee specific to TY’s and upwards tp 18years. There will be entertainment in this tent all night. District Council of Foroige have organised this following consultation with our older members so we would request that a special effort be made from every Club that has older members to encourage them to attend. (Please note booking form below, it is imperative to mark in number of TY upwards as there is a different wrist band for those members, if they don’t have the proper Wrist Band they will not get access to the Senior Members Area.
All profits from Band on Strand go towards providing various workshops, Leadership, citizenship etc for all members in Mayo.
Club Exchange is being offered again this year to any club from outside the County interested in staying over, please make contact as soon as possible if you wish to consider this. Clubs will be hosted by Mayo Clubs in their Centres. You are required to bring a sleeping bag only. Early Booking is advisable as there is a huge interest this year.
For more information, please contact:
Nonie McGee & Anne-Marie Thompson
(087) 2330820 / (086) 3792787
The above photo is copywright foroige Ireland on Snapchat
Please attend the next Mayo foroige District Council monthly meeting.
If any clubs have any up coming events please attend our next District Council Meeting where you can discuss and make sure your date will not clash with any other county dates. Any leaders who want to download any forms please go to Links and you can down load your required form.
(Updated by Michael McGuire)