THE HIVE – A new county youth facility in Kildare Town that just opened its doors late in 2015.  THE HIVE is a purposely built youth facility, available to all of the young people in Co. Kildare.

At THE HIVE, young people can hang out and take part in activities and programmes. They are open from 10 am to 2 pm for the moment. Bookings can be made for training purposes and groups (all clubs welcome). The coffee dock is open also and the youth in Kildare can look forward to having a productive, safe, fun environment for all who use The Hive.  

THE HIVE is located in the old St. James Academy School on Claregate Street.

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‘Let your voice be heard’ was a local initiative in Kildare Town in 2008. The ‘on the ground’ report identified areas in the community which were not priorities and from this, an AIT (Area Implentation team) was established. The AIT is an active group in Kildare Town focusing on developments in the town for the best of the community. The reports clearly identified that the young people in Kildare Town and young people from neighbouring towns were well over due ‘their’ space.

The great thing about this facility is that the young people have been involved since day one. KYS (Kildare Youth Services), Foroige, No Name Club & KCEP (Kildare Community Education Partnership), Kildare Town Community Forum, SWRDTF, KCC, HSE, Comhairle na Nog, An Garda Siochana, Co. Arts Dept, VEC,CYC, Youth Work Ireland, Rep. from NUIM, ISP Director,  KLP & Kildare Town Youth Sub committee have all played a fundamental part in research and development and ensuring that the young peoples views and opinions were highly regarded.

Many sessions took part locally where the young people gave their input and stamp to what should be included in the facility.

Visits were organised in 2012 where young people and local representative visited other youth centres in Kilkenny and Carlow.

THE HIVE will be located in the old St. James Academy School on Claregate Street. Contact or ‘like’ us on facebook

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