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Farronshoneen Centre Project

Farronshoneen Centre

Upper Grange, Waterford X91PY99



The Farronshoneen Centre Project is a Community Youth Project that works in partnership with young people aged between 10 and 24yrs living within the Dunmore Road & Williamstown Road Neighbourhoods of Waterford City. It is based in the Farronshoneen Youth & Community Centre. The project engages young people in a variety of positive and worthwhile programmes in their own community. The project provides a range of groups and programmes including Core Developmental Groups, Special Interest Programmes, One to One Supports, Educational Supports, a dedicated Irish Speaking Group, Games Room, Residentials, Movie Nights, Seasonal/Summer Programmes and Friday Late Night Drop-In.

The groups and programmes are based on young people’s needs and interests and can be recreationally, educationally or issue based depending on the needs of the young people involved. The project mainly opens Monday to Friday from 9am to 10.30pm and on weekends on a needs basis. The project actively supports the involvement of local young people and adults in Leadership Roles as part of a Volunteer Team within the project. The Volunteers play an essential role in the provision and quality of the groups and programmes on offer each week to young people form the community.

In addition to the Community Youth Project, the Centre also provides dedicated space for local community members to access programmes and services such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Quilting, French Classes, Literary Group, AA Meetings as well as space for Resident Associations to meet to discuss issues relevant to their communities. Every Saturday the Centre also hosts a weekly group for Malayalee young people to meet and work together to practice and preserve cultural traditions.  The Centre operates an open door policy and has become a focal point within community life on the Dunmore Road.

Staff Details

Photo of Catríona Ryan

Catríona Ryan

Community Youth Worker


Photo of Nina Harse

Nina Harse

Community Youth Worker


Photo of Maggie Flanagan

Maggie Flanagan



Photo of Louise Brennan

Louise Brennan

Community Youth Worker


Photo of Jason Colclough

Jason Colclough

Community Youth Worker


Farronshoneen Centre

Upper Grange, Waterford X91PY99

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