MEP Mairead Mc Guinness pictured with Ruth McGarry, Chairperson of Attic House and Jim Maher, Foróige
On a visit to the Attic House in Longford on Tuesday, April 30, Mairead McGuinness MEP for Longford praised the work of the board and volunteers who have invested in what she described as “an incredible space for young people and for community activities”.
“It has been built on the core strength of volunteer spirit, which is to be commended,” she said.
“Their work with young people is a really positive story and I commend the efforts of the board and local community for having the foresight to purchase the property, the vision to refurbish it and the energy to keep going against all the odds.”
The MEP said she will be writing to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone about the project and she says the approach of the group, should be followed countrywide.
“I will be asking her to visit this house and to use the experience of on the ground youth work in Longford to bring similar approaches countrywide. It’s important that we listen to the voice of experience on the ground.”she concluded.