Welcome to Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services (CDYS)

CDYS works across the Diocese of Cloyne offering a range of specific and quality Youth Services, family support services, Youth Ministry and Faith based supports, community drug services and supports, as well as a range of clinical and therapeutic supports to those who are most vulnerable in our communities.  

In addition we provide tailored and specialised services in partnership with Tusla, HSE and other statutory and voluntary partners. 

We recognize and value the dignity and uniqueness of every individual that we journey with. 

About Us

CDYS was established in the Diocese 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 has continued to grow and develop significantly in the provision of youth, community, specialised, therapeutic and faith based services in the Diocese and across Cork.

Our Mission   

CDYS is committed to providing a range of services that positively value and nurture young people, families, communities and those how are vulnerable in any way in our Diocese.

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.
PPFS & Meitheal Project
PPFS & Meitheal Project is our newest project which begin in March 2020.
Covid 19
Click here to find out more information and Resources to help you, your Teens and Children.
Child Protection & Induction Training 2020
CDYS dates for Child Protection Training & Induction Training 2020

CDYS Carrigtwohill and Cork County Council Commemoration Committee in association with Twenty4Films, presents 'Mick Leahy's Men' - a short documentary about the capture of the RIC Barracks in Carrigtwohill, on January 3rd, 1920.