Open day at the new Attic House

New leaders pictured outside the Attic House following their recent training day.
After many years of planning, fundraising and indeed, some disappointments, the Attic House is ready to open its doors to the public.

After many years of planning, fundraising and indeed, some disappointments, the Attic House is ready to open its doors to the public.

Located on the Ballinalee Road, the house, formerly a nursing home, has been completely refurbished to accommodate a vibrant and up-to-date youth facility for young people.

With a reception and office and tech space located in the house, a log cabin, with a fully-fitted kitchen, has also been erected adjacent to the building to serve as a drop in facility.

According to the management committee, there have been many times when it looked as though the project would never come to pass. As such, they were keen to stress that the Attic House has become a reality thanks to the support of the people and Authorities of Longford, who financed 96% of the project.

Delighted to see the project come to fruition, Attic Chairperson Ruth McGarry Quinn said; “Since its establishment in 2006, the Attic has grown and in recent years has seen a membership of almost 2,000 young people across the county and an expanding programme of educational and social activities for this growing membership.

“A new youth facility was badly needed to accommodate this programme and we are so grateful to the people of Longford who got behind us in support of this project from the get go and stayed with us every step of the way to ensure that the new Attic House opened its doors.

“The Attic Management and staff are very excited about the programme of activities that they will begin to roll out in the new facility,” Ruth continued, concluding by saying that, “with the new space there is much more potential for a full and varied educational programme.”

The Attic House will open to the public from 2pm to 6pm this Saturday, September 26. All are welcome to drop in and see the facility.