Welcome to Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services (CDYS)


CDYS Welcome


Cloyne diocesan is located in the northern and eastern parts of County Cork.

CDYS (Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services) has many projects and centres located primarily in Mallow, Cobh, Fermoy, Midleton, Macroom & Carrigtwohill. Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services is a voluntary and not for profit organisation that works with young people in the Dioceses of Cloyne since 1962.

Our service is open to all young people. Most of our activities are free or low cost.We work together with community groups, youth clubs and government organisations to deliver quality youth programmes where young people participate voluntarily.

Our Mission
We empower Young People through quality youth services in a safe and supportive community, regardless of social, economic or religious background.  We provide a forum for young people to express themselves and to be heard.



Our Vision
CDYS respects the ambition of youth and encourage and nurture them to help them reach their full potential.

Volunteer with CDYS
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of CDYS Projects. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Volunteer, click on the link below.
Garda Youth Diversion Projects
Garda Youth Diversion Projects within CDYS are based in Mallow, Cobh, Fermoy, Charleville & Midleton
Youth Ministry
CDYS Youth Ministry is based in Mallow.
Therapeutic Services
CDYS have a number of Services available to support young people and their families. We offer Counselling, Play Therapy & Community Psychotherapy throughout the Cloyne Diocesan.
Community Drugs Initiatives
CDYS have Community Based Drugs Initiatives in Mallow, Mitchelstown, Macroom & Fermoy
SPY Projects
CDYS have a number of SPY (Special Projects for Youth.) These are based in 2 Locations in Mallow, Midleton, Fermoy & Mitchelstown.
CCA (Creative Community Alternative) CDYS work closely with TUSLA to provide young People and Families intensive one to one support.
Youth Clubs
CDYS have a number of affiliated Youth Clubs within the Diocesan.
CDYS have a number of LTI's (Local Training Initiatives) based in the Diocesan. North Cork Sports & Recreation (Mallow) East Cork Music Project (Midleton) & The Good Lives Project (Macroom)
Community Development & Arts Project
The Community Development & Arts Project is based in Macroom
CDYS are involved in the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Detached Youth Work
CDYS have Detached Youth Workers in Macroom & Carrigtwohill
Youth Council
CDYS have Youth Councils in Mallow, Fermoy, Midleton & Mitchelstown