Attic House youth centre Longford officialy opened today

The official opening of the new Attic House youth centre in Longford takes place this afternoon at one o’ clock.(Sat 1st) The development on the Ballinalee road near the centre of Longford town has cost a total of €430,000 so far, the vast majority of which has come through local fundraising. The new Attic House…

Attic House logo MCGThe official opening of the new Attic House youth centre in Longford takes place this afternoon at one o’ clock.(Sat 1st)

The development on the Ballinalee road near the centre of Longford town has cost a total of €430,000 so far, the vast majority of which has come through local fundraising.

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The new Attic House has a computer suite, meeting rooms, a Youth Café, kitchen, offices and reception area.

The centre caters for young people across the county from 10 to 18 years of age, and it’s hoped to develop outdoor sports facilities, and a sound studio, among other things, in the next few years.

Jim Maher, Regional Youth Officer with Foróige, which is closely affiliated with Attic house, says the operation involves a huge amount of volunteering and they are constantly on the lookout.