Saturday, October 22, 2016

Concert to aid young homeless, tonight

A reminder that a special concert in aid of Homeless Care CLG, which helps Kildare’s young homeless is taking place tonight, writes Brian Byrne. It will feature members of Horslips and special guest star Mundy

Being held in the Osprey Hotel, Naas, the event is headlined by rock and blues band Paddy Goodwin and the Holy Ghosts (above), and other guests include Reprisals.

Tickets are €15, available from or phone 087 1262561, and also from the Tuckmill Gallery and Jam Music in Naas.

Homeless Care CLG is planning to renovate and convert Jigginstown House as a residential centre for homeless young people. The centre will contain 12 one-bed units.

The organisation was set up by social care worker Paula McHale with a number of business people from the area who were concerned at the lack of resources to help homeless young people.

The long-term goals of Homeless Car CLG are to offer a comprehensive service to young people, who have been through the state care system. This includes helping to develop life and coping skills in those they assist, to enable them to reach their full potential.

The aims are also to provide suitable and secure accommodation for them, and subsequent integration into the local community with ongoing outreach support. (Pic: John Ward via Youtube.)