Artist Maser’s latest work – a collaborative mural at a Crumlin youth project

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See the Irish Times article on Maser's latest work of a collaborative mural with Crumlin Youth Project.

“Spray paint is way more exciting than anything you learn in school,” says Maser. Being a street artist, he says, “touches a lot of things that interested me as a youth. It’s outdoors, and I get to explore the city.” It’s lunchtime in the Clay Youth Project in Crumlin, and the Dublin street artist is reflecting on his latest project: creating a mural with local young people. “I would have loved to have had [something like this] when I was younger.”

Read the rest of the Irish Times article and see the video here.

Sports and Music organizations attend Clay's Youth Event

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Clay's Sports, Music and Arts event
Clay's Sports, Music and Arts event

Several organizations associated with youth in the Crumlin and surrounding areas, got together on Tuesday, April 4 in Clogher Road Sports Hall Crumlin.

The event was a success, having attracted organizations associated with Boxing, GAA, Cycling, Music & Arts, etc.

The purpose was to create connections between Clay and other clubs who are strongly involved in the development of young people's skills and activities, in order to share information and find out more about the facilities and activities in the local area for young people.

Clay will create a dedicated page with all the partners with whom the young people share sports & other activities!

If you would like to participate or get more information, contact (01) 416 3418

Our Newsletter has arrived!

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A few times a year we write a Newsletter to keep everyone updated of our most recent developments. Have a look.

Frank Crummey receiving CDYSB award
Clay's CDYSB award

CLAY Chairperson receives award for voluntary work.

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Award CDYSBCongratulations to Frank Crummey (Chairperson of CLAY) who on Friday 14th November was presented with an outstanding achievement award for this voluntary youth work in CLAY.

The award was presented by Minister of State Kevin Humphreys at a ceremony hosted by the City of Dublin Youth Service Board. The prestigious CDYSB honours are awarded annually to those people who volunteer for the benefit of young people.

Frank has been Chairperson of CLAY for the last 3 years and we thank him for his work as chairperson and hope he keeps up the good work for the benefit of the young people of CLAY. Congratulations Frank!

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10 Reasons why the Government should support the Youth Sector

Posted: | By: Frank Crummey

  1. Youth work is good for young people

    Over 200,000 young people regularly involved in youth work gain essential social and personal skills that they wouldn’t otherwise get through their school, their family or interactions with their friends.

  2. Youth work is good for society.

    Youth work provides opportunities for young people to contribute to their own communities, to grow in themselves, to create a better society. This happens every day of the year in every part of the country.

  3. Youth work is everywhere.

    Practically every town, every village, every parish, every community and every suburb in the country has at least one youth group involving local young people in it.

  4. Youth work is good for democracy.

    Young people learn to participate in youth organisations in a democratic manner that will stand to them and to society in the future. They design and implement their own activities, elect themselves to leadership positions, learn how to operate democratic systems and get a chance to have their voices heard.

  5. Youth work is deadly serious, but fun.

    Young people enjoy themselves taking part in a range of activities, while learning and developing themselves in the process. It is a form of non-formal education that is attractive and developmental for young people.

  6. Youth work is dynamic.

    The youth sector offers choice to young people: a range of programmes and activities that meet the needs and interests of young people are available. Youth organisations are changing all the time to offer opportunities to young people that they would not otherwise get.

  7. Youth work tackles real social issues.

    Through youth work young people are offered an alternative to the pub culture, an opportunity to grow in a safe environment where they are respected for who they are.

  8. Youth work tackles disadvantage.

    Over 100,000 young people who suffer from various disadvantages, such as early school leavers, young parents, young drug addicts, young people from minority communities and those from isolated rural areas, are involved in quality youth work provisions that specifically address their needs.

  9. Youth work mobilises people.

    No other part of the voluntary sector mobilises more people than youth work: over 240,000 young people and adults as members of youth groups and voluntary leaders and many more as participants in one-off events.

  10. work is huge value for money.

    The vast majority of resources applied to youth work are invested by local communities themselves, through the involvement of over 40,000 voluntary youth leaders and local fundraising efforts. The investment of the Government is modest in comparison. The core funding of many youth organisations, under the Youth Service Grant Scheme, involving over 200,000 young people, costs the state less than €1 per young person each week. Provisions to tackle social issues later in life cost many multiples of this.

For more information on Youth Work see


CLAY is a registered Charity (CHY19983) and a registered limited company (383751).

CLAY complies with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland.

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