About Us

CDYS works to empower young people, Families and Communities through quality services in a safe and supporting community, regardless of social, economic or religious background. CDYS respects the ambition of youth and encourage and nurture them to help reach their full potential. We provide a forum for them to express themselves and to be heard.  We have a voluntary led Board of Directors and our professionally qualified staff are committed to offering quality Support & Services to all.

Where are we & What Services do we offer?

CDYS has a number of locations throughout the Cloyne Diocesan.  Cloyne is located in the Northern & Eastern parts of County Cork.  CDYS offer a wide variety of Services and Support to young people and their Families. 

Some of the services, supports, programmes and Projects we offer are :-

  • SPY Projects Based in Mallow, Midleton, Fermoy & Mitchelstown.
  • Community Based Drugs Initiative Based in Mallow, Fermoy, Mitchelstown & Macroom.
  • GYDP (Garda Youth Diversion Project) Based in Mallow, Cobh, Charleville, Midleton & Fermoy.
  • Youth Ministry Based in Mallow.
  • Detached Youth Work Based in Carrigtwohill & Macroom
  • Counselling, Psychotherapy & Play and Art Therapy Based in Mallow, Midleton and Mitchelstown.
  • CCA (Creative Community Alternative) Based in Mallow but covering the Cloyne Diocesan.
  • Youth Clubs Various Locations throughout the Diocesan.
  • Youth Ministry Based in Mallow.
  • LTI (Local Training Initiatives) Based in Mallow, Midleton & Macroom.
  • Community Development & Arts Project Based in Macroom.

If you would like further information on our services or Projects please contact our Regional Office – Mallow Community & Youth Centre, New Road, Mallow, Co. Cork. 022 53526.

Our Mission
We nurture and encourage young people, to reach their full potential, in a safe and supportive community.

Our Values

CDYS respects the dignity of young people, regardless of social, economic or religious background. The Service works to empower young people, by providing a forum, through which they can be heard.

Our Vision 

CDYS respects the ambition of youth.

CDYS History
CDYS came into being following a loose affiliation of youth clubs in the dioceses of Cloyne from 1962. 

When the National Federation of Youth Clubs (now known as Youth Work Ireland) was established in 1973 with a new constitution, CDYS was firmly on the map and active at a national level. 

February 1988, saw yet another change as the National Federation of Youth Clubs ceased to exist and was replaced by Youth Work Ireland. 

Since our establishment as a limited company in 2005, CDYS Youth Work Ireland has continued to grow and develop significantly in the provision of youth and community services in county Cork. 

CDYS Brochure

East Cork Brochure

Fermoy & Mitchelstown Brochure

Macroom/West Cork Brochure

North Cork Brochure