Recently Rathcoole Teenfest kicked off in style at Rathcoole Boys FC. Teenfest is the brainchild of Rachel Boggans and her daughter Ellie, who wanted to establish a relaxed festival style, safe event for local teenagers. This year featured a glow disco, football darts, selfie mirror and BBQ. Everyone received a goodie bag with reminders on how to protect their mental health and look out for one another.

“This is a fantastic and novel idea to celebrate our teens and their mental health. The 13-16-year olds often fall between the stools and events like this are invaluable for bringing teens together to have fun in a positive and friendly environment,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins who helped to organise the event. “Congratulations to Rachel, Lisa, Ellie, Stephen, Katie, Tricia and Anne who put in so many hours preparing for the evening. It was a great success with 120 teens having fun and staying well”