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Young people in Newry go on a tasty trip!

Published: Sat, 25 Aug 2018
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It was an early start for residents in Carnagat as they headed off to Tayto Park
Residents in Carnagat enjoyed a day trip at Tayto Park earlier this month thanks to funding from our Community Cohesion Unit.
Carnagat Community Association has been running a series of events throughout the summer to engage with young people in the local area.
The highlight of these was a trip to Tayto Park, a theme park and zoo, in County Meath. Young people spent the day learning about the zoo’s inhabitants, exploring the Tayto factory, enjoying the ‘Dinosaur Live!’ show and going on The Cú Chulainn Coaster.
Paula McGuigan, from Carnagat Community Association, explains why trips like this are so important:
“Families and young people can often feel isolated during the long summer break so this trip was a great opportunity to get everyone together to have some fun.
“By doing trips like this we are able to show our residents that we value them and want them to play an active role in our community.
“We had a fantastic time at Tayto Park, which we could not have done without funding from the Housing Executive, and I am sure that everyone will remember this trip for many years to come.”
Sean Brennan, one of our Good Relations Officers, said:
“I am delighted that Carnagat Community Association has been able to use our Community Cohesion funding to create a sense of positivity and civic pride in young people living in the area.
“I met the group as they were preparing to head off and it was clear that everyone was really excited to be heading to Tayto Park. I am thrilled to hear they had such an enjoyable day.”