Donnybrook Youth Club was established over 30 years ago in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. The Youth Club is an amazing facility where young people can experience learning and fun in a safe and creative environment. We offer the children an opportunity to find their hidden talents and a chance to develop the habit of engagement. We encourage them to develop their own sense of worth and wellbeing, self-respect and respect for other people and other things.
The club is open every Wednesday for 6-10 year olds, and Friday for 11-16 year olds.
Children and young people can engage in a range of activities. These include arts and crafts, football, uni-hoc, pool, air hockey and table tennis tables as well as football, volleyball, singing and dancing and much more.
Wednesday night caters for our younger energetic kids. We enjoy running up and down stairs, in and out from the hall to the kitchen, chatting and laughing. Our resident artist John holds art classes in our back hall. The kids laugh, have fun and usually cover every surface in paint. Our junior leaders run group games in the main hall and baking in the kitchen. When the weather is nice all the volunteers and children play outside with skipping ropes and outdoor games.
Friday is more relaxed, as from 7pm to 9pm the club caters for the older youth group who like to play football, pool and table tennis. This night is a good chance to hang out and have a chat with the teenagers. The young people on this night like to decorate the walls in the youth club by spray painting they favourite pieces of work on them.
The club gives valuable life experience to all volunteers. It's a great feeling giving your time to children that really appreciate it. Please get in touch if you'd like to join us.