In 1994 a committee was formed in Cobh to provide a community centre for the area which would fulfill an obvious need and be a focal point for all age groups. Cobh Parish donated a site for the project. This site had housed a Youth Club – known as “The Boys’ Club’ – since the ‘fifties,
but the building had deteriorated over the years and part of it was declared unsafe in the early 1990’s. After Outline Planning was granted work began in preparing plans and in 1997, Planning Permission was granted. In 1998 fundraising began and people of Cobh showed fantastic support for the project within the community.As a result of discussions with Public Representatives, the Government allocated a grant of €450,000 in the Budget of December 2001 and in the meantime, Cork County Council and Cobh Town Council, together with Cobh Parish, pledged €76,184.28 each.