On Saturday 17th May, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. was guest of honour at the launch ceremony of the new Carrigaline Youth Centre  . Representatives from a large number of clubs and organisations in Carrigaline, particularly those involved in working with youth attended the ceremony will took place at the County Council office on Church Road.

The Carrigaline Youth Centre will provide state of the art facilities for the young people of Carrigaline. The project to build the Youth Centre was initiated and is being managed by the Carrigaline & District Lions Club. Over the past three years, members of the club have spent a great deal of time and effort in bringing the project to its current state. This included determining requirements, finding a site, getting funding, commissioning design proposals and obtaining planning permission. The project has already completed a public tendering process and it is hoped to start building in the coming weeks with completion in mid-2015.

The development will consist of a new 6000 sq. ft. facility comprising of activity/meeting rooms, a lounge area, cafe and kitchen. This will facilitate a wide range of activities including music and drama, information technology and a Youth Café. It will be built on a site beside the County Council office which is centrally located and close to the Community School and the Community Centre. The centre will be operated on a day to day basis by personnel from Foróige and other qualified stakeholders.

Carrigaline Lions Youth Project Ltd was supported by South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD) through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the National Development Plan.

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