Bright future for Laois Foroige
On Friday 27th March in the Kildare House Hotel in Kildare town starting at 8pm the regional qualifiers of Foroige’s ‘Got Talent’ will be held. For the first time the Laois and Kildare Foroige clubs are coming together in a bid to send the best two from each county to the National Foroige extravaganza in Dublin on the 11th April. There will also be a competition for the best support banners on the night to include the artistic members who don’t particularly want to be centre stage just yet.
20 acts will take to the stage introduced by Milltown Foroige member Ceire Boland and perform for our Judges. There is a huge variety of performers, singers, dancers, muscians and dramatic pieces. It will be a difficult decision for the judges but after the awards have been announced, the members will dance the rest of the night away to a DJ, while the volunteers retreat for some well-deserved refreshments.
This is a very important event for us as inter-club events are vital in the social aspect of Foroige, and this is more relevant as this is also inter-county. Clubs coming together increases the circle of teenage friends, increases the number of young people becoming interested in Foroige clubs and hopefully gives more adults access to Foroige clubs and encourages them to volunteer. Foroige is not just a social club. the ethos of Foroige is “Empowering youth, enriching communities” and all Foroige club members work in and help in their local areas and fundraise for various charities, both locally and world wide. They also have access to education and training for example, drugs and alcohol training, First Aid, anti bullying workshops and building self esteem.