PHOTOS: Over 1,400 Enjoy KDYS Youth Day

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Girls enjoying KDYS Youth Day in Killarney last Sunday.

A TRULY amazing day was had by nearly 1,400 teenagers on Sunday at the annual KDYS Youth Day in Killarney INEC.

This event has been running for over 40 years and sees the involvement of KDYS youth club members, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the Diocese of Kerry.

This year, for the first time, a panel of seven young people were the Youth Day organising committee, supported by KDYS staff.

The young people involved were Barry Sugrue, Edith de Faoite, Kerri Williams, Leanne O’Grady, Lin Moriarty, Rebekah Crean and Unity Ankomah.

What they planned was a huge party in the INEC, marking the end of the 2016/17 youth club year. They have been meeting weekly and organised an epic event with a pop-up Gaeltacht including a ceili, a virtual reality suite, inflatables, photo booth and a mega disco.

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In addition to this, they invited two very special guests – Lucy Fitz Makeup, who did four make up masterclasses which went down a storm, and Madison Cawley, a You Tuber, who brought sheer excitement with her meet and greet.

Part of the event was a Youth Club Challenge, where young people got points for their youth club by taking part in various challenges including jousting, a bucking bronco, bungee run, loopy ladder and countless more!

The event was very kindly sponsored by Chapter 23 of the Credit Union and the winning clubs were Listowel Youth Club in first place, Kenmare in second place and Ballymacelligot in third.

The focus of the day is fun, participation and encouraging young people to socialise with each other and it certainly did all this and more. Scroll down for photos…

Fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.


Fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

Getting to know new friends at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.


A make-up demo at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

Boys will be boys at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.


Girls just wanna have fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

The masses at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.


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