Ireland South MEP Impressed with Local Services in Castleisland

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada with Helena Flavey at the KDYS Youth Centre in Castleisland.
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada with, from left: Cathy O’Shea, Catherine Horan, Susan O’Mahony and Liz Galwey at the Castleisland Family Resource Centre.

The Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada visited Castleisland on Tuesday in another of her regular calls to the area on constituency business.

While here, she visited the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in the Latin Quarter and got a tour of the building and its function from Justice Youth Worker, Helena Falvey.

KDYS Doing Incredible Work
“This is a fantastic facility run by great staff and doing incredible work,” said the MEP.
“In helping the young people of the area achieve their full potential they are not only providing a service that benefits them but benefits the entire town for the future and for generations to come.
“I want to commend the staff on the wonderful work they are doing and of course the young people of the centre on their creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit.”

Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Ms. Ní Riada also visited the family resource centre while she was in Castleisland and was highly impressed by the industriousness of the Church Street based centre.

“I was absolutely blown away by the work that goes on in the centre,” she said.

“The people of Castleisland are very lucky not only to have such a facility but to have such dedicated workers and volunteers.

An Invaluable Service

“They provide an invaluable service that not only helps people in need but provides education and training as well as tackling issues such as social cohesion and isolation.

“Facilities like this deserve not only the full support of the community but the full support of national and local government,” she said.


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