New cafe opens in Weston youth centre

Owen Hickey

Reporter:

Owen Hickey

A NEW Youth Cafe was opened by Fianna Fail Deputy Willie O’ Dea in Weston last month.

A NEW Youth Cafe was opened by Fianna Fail Deputy Willie O’ Dea in Weston last month.

The West End Youth Café which is run by the Ballinacurra Weston Youth Committee in the West End Youth Centre, offers young people from the area a place to socialise every Monday evening.

The launch of the Youth Café was the culmination of over a year’s work and over a hundred local people attended the celebration.

The event began with the film premiere of ‘Juveno’, a comedy, that was scripted, produced and edited by the Youth Committee with help of volunteer Miriam Garcia Mortell.

Youth Worker at the West End Youth Centre, Sharon O’ Flynn was delighted with the committee’s work.

“It was great to see so many people from the community turning up to support the youth committee.

“They are a credit to their families. I’m delighted that their hard work and dedication paid off. The film is extremely well made and I’m looking forward to seeing their next production,” she said.

Hot drinks, sweets and toasted sandwiches are just some of the products on sale at the cafe.

The committee has become a focal point of activity in the community, so much so that a new Junior Committee is currently being planned.

Committee member Glen Cosgrave said the group had great fun making the film and hopes it will be short-listed for the Fresh Film Festival.

“You wouldn’t believe the amount of hours that go into making a ten minute movie. We had some laugh over the summer making it,” he said.

The West End Youth Café is open to young people from 11 to 21 every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm.