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Youth Cafe PDF

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Coolnagreina has exciting plans to turn one of our old houses (the former 'manhouse' facing Trafalgar Road) into a youth cafe.

18 January 2018 - Planning permission granted!

The vision is to have a safe space for youth aged 12-18, where they can connect with friends over pizza and an ice-cold smoothie. It will be a place of trust where young people will be able to access help and support. The space will become a hub where young people can express themselves through, art and music and find real conversation, with a focus on life and Christian faith.

The house needs to be renovated and the design will be steered by local youth. The overall project is expected to cost €128,000. To date (January 2018) we have raised €73,600 towards our goal (includes own reserves).


If you would like more details, a walk through the house, or if you would like to contribute to the fund, please use the PayPal Donate link below on this page, or call Jonathan Ellis (Coolnagreina's director) on +353 1 287 4221 to talk through further.

(We are using the PayPal Secure Online Donation facility whereby you can donate using your credit card or PayPal account.)

If the youth cafe project does not proceed forwhatever reason, monies will be retained by YWCA and used to advance its main charitable objective (details availabl on request).