No Name! Club Celebrates 40 Years

In 1978, three friends Fr. Tom Murphy, Eamonn Doyle and Eddie Keher, were concerned with the alcohol culture and how young people were becoming more exposed to it.

They sought to resolve the issue, where an alternative to alcohol could be provided. They discussed the problem at hand and an idea began to take shape in their minds. They decided to form their very own club. This would be a club where young people could come together and enjoy themselves in a comfortable environment that would be free from alcohol and other drugs.

Over the last 40 years the organisation has grown and our amazing volunteers have supported thousands of young people, all over Ireland, in allowing them to experience an alcohol free environment.

On Saturday the 22nd of September at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny where the first event of No Name! Club was held, on what was a very sepcial occassion we paid tribute to both our founders and volunteers for their continued work in supporting young people.

Our volunteers heard from guest speakers throughout the day on the importance of our younger generation and the effect our volunteers can have on their future. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by both volunteers and young people who had the chance to catch up with old friends who have been made throughout the years of their involvement in No Name! Club.

Photos from the event can be found here.