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Friends Remembering Friends Memorial Service

The Annual Friends Remembering Friends Memorial Service will take place next Monday (7th March 2011). The service, ‘Remembering the Good Times’, will take place at 7pm atthe Holy Spirit Church, Sillogue Road, Ballymun.

All are welcome.

For any further enquiries contact us at 01 8428071 or at

Public Art Project

Last night (Tuesday, 15th February), we had the first of our brainstorming sessions for our Public Art Project. There was lots of inspiration in the room as the participants looked back over the last 30 years of BYAP presence in the community.

Local artist John Duffy led the creative process along with Dean Scurry from Axis Ballymun. There were ten of our service users along with some staff and board members. The next session will be held next Tuesday.

A section of the colourful timeline illustrating BYAP’s work over the past 30 years.

Update on our 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Join Ballymun Youth Action Project in March 2011 for a month-long celebration of achievements spanning three decades.

Ballymun Youth Action Project (BYAP) is currently planning a month-long programme of events in March 2011 to mark our 30th anniversary.

The events will begin on Friday 11th March when President Mary McAleese visits the Horizon centre to formally  launch the celebrations. President McAleese will remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse over the past 30 years by planting a commemorative rose bush in the grounds of the Horizon Centre. The President will also officially open the art exhibition which will run until the end of March.

A national conference will take place on Wednesday 23rd March at Dublin Castle.

A public art project, which is being facilitated by Axis Ballymun, will be undertaken with current and former clients. This project will form part of the art exhibition which will be curated by the well-know artist Guggi .

The celebrations will come to a close on Saturday 26th March when a mini festival for all of the community will be held.

We will continue to update our website and social media pages as details are confirmed.

Welcome to our new site!

Hello and welcome to the new website for Ballymun Youth Action Project (BYAP).  We are developing this site as part of our work to mark the 30th anniversary of our establishment.

In addition to containing information about our history and the services we offer on a day-to-day basis, this new website also contains a section devoted to our 30th anniversary celebrations.  Between now and March 2011 – when a week-long programme of celebratory activities will take place – we will be updating this section on a continuous basis to keep you informed of our plans to mark our 30th anniversary.  If you have any suggestions, or would like to get involved in any of the activities we have planned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.