Welcome to Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services (CDYS)

CDYS offer quality Youth Services and support to young people and their Families in the Cloyne area. 

About Us

CDYS came into being following a loose affiliation of youth clubs in the diocese 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. 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.

Our Mission   

CDYS Youth Work Ireland is committed to providing a range of services that positively value and nurture young people.

Our Regional office is based in Mallow, Co.Cork.  We offer a range of Supports, services & Projects in the following area’s –

  • Mallow
  • Midleton
  • Macroom
  • Mitchelstown
  • Fermoy
  • Charleville
  • Cobh
  • Carrigtwohill

To find out about our Services and Projects please click on the following links.

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
Carrigtwohill Youth Cafe
CDYS Carrigtwohill Youth Cafe was opened in March 2019 in partnership with St Vincent de Paul & the local Parish.



Covid 19
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ECMP Showcase 2020
ECMP are holding a Showcase on 25th March 2020 at Midleton Rugby Club. Admission is €3 per person. To find out more contact Nicole on 086 1409513
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ECMP Open Night 2020
ECMP are holding an Open Night on 2nd April 2020 at 6.30pm. Come and find out who we are, What we do and what courses we offer. To find out more contact Nicole on 086 1409513.
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Child Protection & Induction Training 2020
CDYS dates for Child Protection Training & Induction Training 2020