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Ogras

National Network: 
Ireland
Address: 
6 Sraid Fhearchair
Baile Atha Cliath 2 Eire
Ireland
Telephone: 
+353 1 4751487
Telephone (other): 
+353 1 4783913
Fax: 
+353 1 4754684
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1969
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Ógras is an Irish language youth club organization that works with young people from 8 –19 years of age. Core funding from the Youth Affairs section of the Department of Education. Employ five full-time staff and 2,000 members. To encourage the use of the Irish language as a normal means of communication among young people and in this respect to help them develop as responsible young people and as future leaders in our communities.

Mission and Objectives: 

Aim: To Promote the Irish language To assist the personal development of young people Promotion of National Culture training courses for members and leaders as well as organising weekend events and day trips. We also organise workshops for members in different skills: Drama, Circus Skills, Drumming, Dancing, Music, and much more.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Three year project with the URDD organisation in Wales to help young people to get a better unserstanding of each others countries and cultures. Also to share best practice in youth work.