CDYS have 6 affiliated Youth clubs and groups located across the Diocese of Cloyne, serving their local Communities.  Youth Clubs provide a vital space for young people in their local communities that is a safe & accessible place to socialise with their friends in their own time.  Youth Clubs are a great way to encourage young people to become part of the community in which they live, enabling young people to move from adolescence to adulthood by nurturing personal growth and offering activities that challenge and stimulate.

Thinking about setting up a Youth Club in your Community?

CDYS club support includes information, training, insurance, support and invitations to events.  Clubs generally meet one night per week and they are established by volunteers within the community.  

We understand that it may be a little daunting to think about setting up a youth club in your community but CDYS understand the process and are here to offer you help and support in the set up of your group.  It is a rewarding project to get involved in for both Volunteers and Young people and can have a positive impact within your Community.  

Our Current Youth Clubs are:-

Bus Stop Youth Club, Midleton – Tel No. 086 8031291

Lisgoold/Leamlara Youth Club – Tel No. 087 6307745

Lismire Youth Club – Tel No. 087 988 0454

ACTivateClub, The Big Blue Cube, Mallow (For Young People on the Autism Spectrum) – Tel No. 086 8031126

Cobh Youth Services, Cobh – Tel No. 021 4814640

FrienDS Youth Club, Mallow – Tel No. 087 7778638

Our Place Youth Club, Cloyne

Kinsale Youth Club

If you would like further information on setting up a Youth Club in your local community or you would  further information on existing Youth Clubs please contact Marie on 086 6001741 or 022 21812.


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Youth Club outing to Ballyhass Lakes

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Flowers Planted by FrienDs Youth Club at the Big Blue Cube, Mallow.

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Members of FrienDs Youth Club, The Big Blue Cube, Mallow

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Lisgoold/Leamlara Youth Club Outing



Youth Club Grants

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Contact details for Youth Officers

Ms. Ruth Griffin

Mr. Mick Finn

Youth Work Services,
Cork Training Centre,
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown,

t: (021) 485 6223

This Scheme is administered by the Education & Training Boards on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

This Department of Children and Youth Affairs Scheme which was introduced in 1999 and aims to make provision for the support of youth work activities at a local level. These grants are made available to voluntary youth clubs and groups through Cork Education & Training Board. In 2014 1.035 million euro was available nationally.


Youth Club Equipment Grant:

Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2020

Cork ETB are now welcoming applications under the 2020 Youth Club Grant Scheme.

The maximum grant available is €3,000. Closing date is 5pm on Friday 3rd April. Please note that sports clubs/groups are not eligible to receive funding under the terms of this scheme.

Click here to access Application Form