It started as fund raising for the Wicklow Basketball trip to Florida 2002 and now ten years later it is still running and even more popular.
The disco was set up by local fireman Dario Copolla and Detective Garda Mick Larkin.
The teenage disco which is supervised by themselves along a number of volunteer Garda colleagues who are members of Wicklow Basketball club including Garda Dave Mc Cann, Reserve Garda Dave Maloney.
The disco which has its home in the Penthouse at the O Forge in Wicklow town , runs 8/9 times a year caters for teenagers aged between 13-15, from 1st year to 3rd year. The non alcoholic event runs from 8pm until 11.30pm, and all profits go to Wicklow Basketball club and its forthcoming trip to Florida in 2015, where they play various games against Police Athletic League teams.
The goal of our disco is to provide a safe environment for the kids to enjoy themselves and for parents to be happy in the knowledge that they will be supervised and dealt with in a professional manner.
Our policy is strict but the patrons know that all we ask is that they enjoy themselves safely. From ten years of supervising these discos we have found that the patrons are a great bunch of kids, well behaved and parents should be proud of them. Too many people are too quick to criticise our youth, but we have found them to be a credit to themselves.
The next event will take place on Valentine’s night at 8pm