Ballyogan youths build their own hangout space over summer months

Young people from Ballyogan unveiled their new DIY hangout space after creating and designing a structure over the summer months.

“Despite being in the middle of a pandemic the young people decided with Rosi Leonard, Youth Creative Engagement Worker, to create a positive, colourful structure that they and their friends could use to meet up when they couldn’t do so indoors,” says a spokesperson for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Local children and teenagers were involved in all aspects of the build project, from designing, cutting, assembly and even built some furniture.

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“A hugely positive project with support from Space Forms, Crosscare Youth Development and Youth Justice Workers, and community Garda,” the council said.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Lettie McCarthy said: “This fantastic project is an excellent example of the positive outlook of our young people throughout the pandemic and their creativity; well done to all involved.”

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