Sounds of Peace

OUR Generation partner Donegal Youth Service celebrated the return of Party In the Park.

Music was in the air as a number of bands performed at the free event which ran from 12 – 6pm on Friday 24th June in Letterkenny Town Park.

There were plenty of family-friendly activities on the day, with OUR Generation partner Co-Operation Ireland facilitating arts & crafts sessions.

There were also laughter yoga workshops facilitated by Michelle Major of The Sunshine Project, and circus skills delivered by In your Space Circus, as well as face painting – all of which proved very popular!

This years event was extra special, as it marked the return of the mini music festival after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frankie McGreevy, OUR Generation Youth Work Manager at Donegal Youth Service, whose team organised the event said:

“It’s great to be back, we’ve had a full line up, we even had to turn bands away which is very difficult for me to do.

“The OUR Generation project has provided an amazing opportunity to bring young people together from all across the island helping to build positive relations with their peers and improve their confidence and well-being. Young people come to us with enthusiasm and passion and we just provide a platform for them to express themselves.”

The event brought together young people from the Border Region of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with school children from St. Eugene’s Primary School in Derry/L~derry, and Artigarvan PS in Strabane among those who enjoyed a day out.

There were also a number of young people from Arranmore Island, as well as intercultural dance performances from members of the IPAS centre for people under international protection in Letterkenny.

You can watch a short video of the event below….

Performers at Party in the Park

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