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CLASP Youth Project

New Youth Program for Youths aged 14-18 years. Limited places so be quick and book your place

New Youth Program 14-18 years old

Clasp Youth Programme was set up in 2006 to enable the young people of the Lough Arrow region to participate in fun, educational projects and activities, which break down the barriers of rural isolation and tackles issues such as poverty. Clasp Youth Programme runs two youth clubs in the CLASP region for 6-16 yr olds with an average weekly attends of 150 in total. The clubs are divided into two age groups (6-9yrs & 10-12yrs) and senior clubs (12-16yrs). Ballinafad Hall and Geevagh resource centre are the two centres were the clubs are held Tuesday and Thursday nights.

We are currently in the planning stages of a youth drop in facility for older youths.

                                CLASP Sligo Youth website lauch


  • To provide a safe, stimulating and age appropriate environment for children to develop, learn and achieve their full potential
  • To provide a locally based youth service which meets the needs of the C.L.A.S.P region
  • To provide a welcoming and empowering environment which embraces all young people and values their race, culture, language, gender, age, ability, class and religion
  • To value parents as the primary educators of their children and to ensure partnership with parents at all times
  • To provide a childcare service which supports parents in accessing education training or employment

CLASP Youth Project Urban Knitting Group CLASP Sligo Urban Knitting Keash Traffic post 2012 CLASP Sligo Drumming on Lough Key boats

The main objectives of CLASP Youth Project include:

  • To ensure a high quality service by developing and implementing an age appropriate curriculum and employing appropriately trained personnel
  • To value each young person as an individual and appreciate their uniqueness
  • To develop practices which value the wider community
  • To recognise the young person’s as part of the community and to recognise the community as part of their service
  • To provide a support structure for parents which supports them to develop their parenting role
  • To ensure that young people have an active say in how the youth club and projects are run.

CLASP Sligo keash Youth urban knitting 2012 CLASP Sligo U12's Summer camp 2011

Yearly Events & Activities

  • Arts craft & Design.
  • Computer technology.
  • Outdoor sports & activities.
  • Allwin Tennis Course.
  • We have created a web site, for the young people of Sligo. This site is currently providing information relation to the Sounding Board Project (music technology project for youths), which CLASP is involved in.
  • Parents Sub-committee.
  • Youth Committee.
  • Comhairle na Og.
  • An Gasice Awards.
  • Keash Intergenerational Project.
  • Music, Film & DJ Workshops.
  • Easter & Summer Camps.
  • Soccer Tournament.
  • Plus much more

CLASP Sligo Summer camp lough allen CLASP Sligo Dj workshop


For more information and details contact:
Laura Mahon on 087-2779848 or by e-mail at

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