Local Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has congratulated The Attic Youth Café, Longford after it received the Foróige National Youth Citizenship Award.
Deputy Troy said: “Longford youth Attic was set up in September 2006 and is available to all young people aged between 12 and 18. The café has created a great environment for the young community in Longford town so they can socialise together in a safe environment.
“The Attic café received the award for their student discount card which the judges were very impressed by. I know from those who attended the National Youth Citizenship Awards at the Helix on Sunday that Foróige put on a very entertaining afternoon.
The ten nominated groups from all over Ireland were: Ardagh Foróige Club, An Spidéal Foróige Club, Mini Crotchers Peer Led Group, Southend Family Resource Centre, Attic Foróige Youth Club, RathnewLegends, Fiat 500 Group, NRG Youth Group, Kinsale Foróige Club, Balbriggan Youth Service.
Deputy Troy concluded: “Longford Attic Café is open daily at lunch times between 12:30pm and 2pm and also at weekends for organised events such as band nights and discos. The café is a great addition to the town and I congratulate the staff and all those involved in the success of the project.”