Since 2006, the Attic Youth Café in the Temperance Hall has been popular social outlet for local teenagers. Now it’s set to move to a new location as part of an ambitious expansion project.
“With more young people joining the Attic, some of whom need wheelchair access, it soon became evident a new premises was needed,” explained Siobhan Flanagan, PRO for the Attic. “When the chance arose to purchase a premises on the Ballinalee Road, the Attic saw an opportunity and grabbed it with both hands.”
The Attic House, which will be located just before the turn into Ardnacassa Avenue, will ensure that all young people in Longford are given the opportunity to access all activities run by the café.
“This youth centre will be equipped with a recording studio, sound room, computer club, demo kitchen, meeting rooms, café area, offices, rooms for group work, individual meeting rooms and an all-weather sports area,” Ms Flanagan continued.
“This is the first facility of its kind in the country,” she added. “We hope that through empowering the young people of Longford, giving them a voice and providing facilitieswith which they can grow and learn, that we are equipping them with vital skills they will need for their future...”
The Attic Youth Café has released details on how the public can donate money towards its new Attic House project.
Contributions can be made to the following account:
The Attic Youth Café Ltd, Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Longford. Account number: 26246906. Sort code: 901773. IBAN: IE27 BOFI 9017 7326 2469 06. BIC: BOFIIIE2D.
Donations can also be forwarded by mail to the following address: Freepost L044, The Attic Youth Café, Longford.
The Attic can be contacted by phoning Ruth McGarry Quinn on 087 2626806, or by writing to: The Attic Youth Café, C/O The Temperance Hall, New Street, Longford, Co Longford.