What is a No Name Club? You might ask. It is a voluntary youth organisation for young people between the ages of 15 to 18. It was founded in 1978 in Kilkenny by Dr. Eddie Keher, Mr. Eamonn Doyle and Fr. Tom Murphy.
The organisation was set up to provide an alternative to pub culture for young people all over Ireland. It seeks to demonstrate a lifestyle in which the use of alcohol or drugs is seen to be unnecessary to the enjoyment of a good, happy cheerful social life for young people. Through their experience in the clubs they can make friends, enjoy social outings and have great fun in a warm, friendly and healthy atmosphere without the use of alcohol or drugs. The elements of the club are an Adult committee, Young people called Hosts and Hostesses and Young people members who attend club functions.
Training courses are provided for the adults and courses like Self-development, Healthy living, Alcohol and Drug awareness and Communication and leadership are provided for the Hosts and Hostesses.
The club events are as follows Discos, Band nights, Quizzes, Super Talent Competitions, Trips, National Youth Awards, Club of the year awards, Club conferences and Charity work. What the club has to offer young people is practice for interviews, build self-confidence, discipline, punctuality, team work, organising skills, education on drugs and alcohol, an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in a safe environment and it is good on your CV. All you need to set up a club is a few adults interested in setting up a club then contact the Development officer for the area (Dominica Healy at 087-6377057 email firstname.lastname@example.org)