Castleisland’s Secondary School Students Find Their Perfect Hang Out Spot!

Henrique Lima, key youth worker (left) with: Caoimhe Scannell and Kenneth O’Keeffe, social care students at KDYS Castleisland  – the perfect hang out spot for Castleisland’s secondary school  students. ©Photograph: John Reidy
On the Ball: Henrique Lima, key youth worker (left) with: Caoimhe Scannell and Kenneth O’Keeffe, social care students at KDYS Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Con Houlihan loved it. It’s a generational thing, it’s recurring, it was always a centre of comfort and joy and it’s now the most ideal type of recycling of a building whose walls, if they could talk, would have some stories to tell.

In its latest reinvention, the former Paddy Hussey’s Bar finds itself transformed into a Free Youth Café Space where Castleisland’s secondary school students are discovering their perfect ‘Hang-out Spot’

Located in the old heart of the town, The Latin Quarter, KDYS Castleisland proudly unveils its much-awaited Youth Café.

Hang out on Fridays

“Young people asked for a space to hang out on Fridays, and we have created a special session for secondary school students, said Henrique Lima, UBU Youth Worker, KDYS Castleisland.

“This session is FREE of charge and offers a space for young people to hang out after school on Fridays, play pool, do arts and crafts, have group discussions, enjoy great snacks, or simply chill with friends from different secondary schools in Castleisland.

The sessions happen every Friday from 3:30 pm to 5pm. Henrique added.

Share Ideas and Talk

Throughout the rest of the week, we host various groups created by young people where they have the opportunity to share their ideas and make their voices heard.

Young people get to plan trips, engage in group discussions, invite guest speakers, and catch up with friends.

We offer both junior and senior groups, LGBT+ groups as well as arts and crafts, hangout groups, and groups in the Brosna and Lyreacrompane areas.

A Welcoming Community

UBU Your Place Your Space provides out-of-school support to young people. These supports offer a wide range of quality activities, which are mainly community-based and are supported by the Kerry Education and Training Board and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Come, join our welcoming community where every voice is celebrated and valued. Contact KDYS in Castleisland at 086 0606260 or through any of our social media channels.

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