The No Name Club provides an invaluable service to young people in Irish communities by providing them with excellent alternatives to Ireland’s pub culture
Dundalk opened it’s No Name Club back in April 2011 after a series of meetings, open days, school canvassing, fundraising and looking for a suitable venue.
Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat, secretary of the club, Christina King, said the club has grown to become one of the biggest in the north east, with a membership of 40 teenagers ranging from 15-18 years.
ChristinA told the Democrat that they “host a range of activities including chill and chat nights, discos, movie nights with pizza,games nights, table quizs, camping trips, cinema trips, bowling, BBQ nights and participation in No Name Club national events.”
“Some of the events we have organised since opening include a camping trip, masquerade ball, Halloween and Christmas parties, and a mock wedding.”
Members are encouraged to help organize these events and Christina and the rest of the adult volunteers act as facilitators, this gives the members the chance to experience things like decision-making, planning, leadership skills and teamwork. Recently the club held a table quiz in Kennedys bar and managed to raise 504 euro for the club.
They are currently recruiting adult volunteers and anyone interested can contact Christina at 0852710881, Niall at 0868846357 or go to their Facebook page.